556 VIEWS at 11 Mar 2014
Melbourne Zoo – VIC
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100 VIEWS at 25 Mar 2013
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300 VIEWS at 26 July 2013
Portrait capture of Hamadryas Baboon
Hamadryas Baboons are active and intelligent primates that have captivated Melbourne Zoo visitors since 1948. Their custom-built enclosure recreates the environment of the north-east African savannah, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the complex social world of a baboon troop.
Although once hunted for their skins and used in large numbers in medical research, this species is not under threat; in fact the wild population is thought to be increasing. However, in some areas, the spread of agriculture and drought is putting pressure on some groups of baboons. Northern Kenya is facing its worst drought in six decades leaving people, livestock and wildlife desperately competing for survival.
Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Focal Length 300mm
f5.6, 1/250, ISO 400