Figure 12

Figure 12. This 3-month old infant will not be harassed or threatened by other baboons when he is in the vicinity of this large, high-ranking male, who is highly tolerant and protective of him. Baboon males differentiate their own offspring from the offspring of other males and provide care to them; paternity analyses are pending for this infant. At the same time, this same male is suspected of killing two other infants in the six weeks prior to this photo being taken; most likely, those infants were not his biological offspring (paternity analyses are pending). Photo credit: Susan C. Alberts.

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