Male Hamadryas Baboon GIFs

I’ve never been to Ethiopia, but my thesis nevertheless is a study of the two species of baboons that come together and hybridize there. I know the baboons only from their DNA, scientific articles, anecdotes, and nature documentaries. Using that last category, I made two GIFs showing the dual nature of Hamadryas baboons for a recent talk. Here’s a male grooming a female:

…and a male neck-biting a female that strayed too far out of his control:

Click on either to see the YouTube video source.

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