Simian Jockey


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You just have to love baboons (Papio Cynocephalus), they are often the source of great entertainment in the bush. Here a commonly adopted form of transportation of the young, which any jockey would be proud to achieve! Small baboons gain locomotion skills after about a month after birth, including climbing. By 6-12 weeks they are able to ride on the backs of adults ‘jockey’ style. At speed, amazingly, they can stay mounted.
Population Trend : Stable; Threat: Least ConcernSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/2000 sec; f/5.6; ISO 640; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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