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Baboon Fathers Really Do Care About Their Kids

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photo of adult and two juvenile baboons

A father baboon cares for one of its own offspring as another juvenile displays what researchers consider "agonistic behavior," though a baboon kid might call it "bothering me."

Credit: Joan Silk, UCLA

 

photo of adult and two juvenile baboons

Paternal care among baboons includes a father providing refuge to one of his offspring as another juvenile approaches.

Credit: Joan Silk, UCLA