An intergroup encounter with fatal consequences in yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus)


  • Jennifer M. Shopland

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    1. Department of Biology, University of Chicago
    • Department of Biology, University of Chicago, 1103 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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This paper describes the fatal wounding of an infant yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) and the severe injury of its mother during an encounter between two baboon groups with overlapping home ranges in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Also, a description is given of the apparent use of the infant as an agonistic buffer by an adult male in fights with other males.