While we were sitting chilling with the baboons this afternoon (as one does between clients), what looked like a rogue male decided he wanted to go for one of the babies. He started to chase the mama, at first we thought it was a fun game, but quickly realised that he was in for the kill, he wanted that baby.
She ran like crazy, with baby clinging on for dear life.
A few baboons tried to help her at first but he eventually caught up to her, and went in for full attack – at that moment, the entire troop went completely into full protection mode, like a trained combat unit and tore into him, chasing him off at high speed.
Whew! our adrenalin was def higher than usual. The baby looked wounded…..what happened afterwards ….read the book
Here is the video clip