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Papio cynocephalus
A description of the diet, habitat, mating and group behavior of the yellow baboon, and the significance of the copulation call of the female yellow baboon in mating.
# 108536 | 3,240 words | 16 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 13, 2008 in Biology (Zoology) , Biology (General)

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This paper presents a detailed description of the yellow baboon, its species, environments, diet, habits, and the threats that it faces. The writer describes the group dynamics of female and male yellow baboons and how both sexes live in dominance hierarchies. Mating habits and the female yellow baboon's copulation calls are also described, and the writer explains that research demonstrates how the females benefit reproductively from using copulation calls. The paper concludes with suggestions for further research in this field.

Taxonomy and Conservation
Feeding and Spacing
Mating System
Grouping Patterns & Kinship
Dispersal and Social Relationships

From the Paper:

"The yellow baboon is threatened by harvesting due to hunting and gathering, accidental mortality, biomedical laboratory research, slow reproduction rates and changes in native species dynamics. Hunting pressures on baboons are increasing in areas of the world that also have an increase in human population. The baboon is an excellent source of protein for the people living in rural areas near forests. The baboon is also killed because it is looked at as a pest. The baboon raids crops which in turn gives the local people another incentive to kill it. As the population increases, more roads are constructed which lead to more accidental baboon deaths due to heavy traffic. Increased human populations also leads to more of the baboon's natural environment being destroyed in order to provide for the continuous needs of humans."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alberts, S. C, and Altmann, J. 1995a. Balancing costs and opportunities: dispersal in male baboons, American Naturalist 145(2): 279-306.
  • Altmann, S. A. 1970. The pregnancy sign in savannah baboons, Laboratory Animal Digest 6: 7-10.
  • Bentley-Condit, V. K., and Smith, E. O. 1999. Female dominance and female social relationships among yellow baboons, American Journal of Primatology 47(4): 321-34.
  • Drews, C.1996. Contexts and patterns of injuries in free-ranging male baboons (Papio cynocephalus), Behaviour 133(5-6): 443-74.
  • Kalter, S. S. (1977) Primate Conservation. (pp385-418). New Your: Academic Press.

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