Figure 14

Figure 14. Left: an adult male protecting a young juvenile (screaming, between his legs) against an older one (crouching in front of the male). Right: an adult male during the act of infanticide. Instead of killing the infant quickly with his teeth, as is often observed, this male ‘kidnapped’ the infant and kept it from its mother until it died of dehydration. Note again the difference in coat color between these two males; the male on the left shows clear evidence of being a hybrid yellow-olive baboon, while the male on the right shows the typical yellow baboon coat color. Photo credits: A. Catherine Markham (left) and Raphael S. Mututua (right).

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