Figure 10

Figure 10. Infant baboons are born able to cling to their mother, and they ride ventrally for the first several months of life as shown by the female infant on the left. During this stage they have a black coat, in contrast to the golden-brown coats of older animals. At 2-3 months of age they learn to ride on the mother’s back as shown on the right. By this age the black natal coat has begun to turn golden-brown, resulting in the patchwork appearance seen in this 4-month old male infant. Photo credits: Susan C. Alberts (left panel), Chelsea Weibel (right panel)
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