Mother care (II) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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Female Savanna Baboon typically give birth, usually to a single infant, after a six-month gestation. The young baboon weighs approximately 400 g and has a black epidermis when born. The females tend to be the primary caretaker of the young, although several females will share the duties for all of their offspring.
After about one year, the young animals are weaned. They reach sexual maturity in five to eight years. Baboon males leave their birth group, usually before they reach sexual maturity, whereas females are philopatric and stay in the same group their whole lives.
Savanna Baboons (Papio cynocephalus), Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/200 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 125
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  • shazart
    shazartabout 5 years ago

    what an awesome shot, they are so interdting to watch. Regards from an ex Rhodesian!

  • Thanks a lot Shaz, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • shazart
    shazartabout 5 years ago

    Apologies, my typing error, they are so ’interesting to watch

  • Bluetiger
    Bluetigerabout 5 years ago

    great wildlife shot.

  • Thank you very much Pam!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 5 years ago

    Thank you very much “High Quality Animal Images” group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thanks a lot Gouzelka!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 5 years ago
    • Nicely done.
  • Thank you Nichol!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Heps
    Hepsabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Taschja, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks a lot Tom, cheers mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonabout 5 years ago

    Another gorgeous capture… love it!

  • Thank you very much Betsy!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ECH52
    ECH52about 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks a lot ECH52!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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