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Bucknell University

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Fall 2009

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Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

Abstract

Baboons are highly social primates that live in complex societies. This study attempted to reveal which individuals are engaging in what social behaviors, and with whom. Two troops of olive baboons (Papio anubis) were followed at Ndarakwai Private Reserve in Northern Tanzania for 19 days from November 7 to November 26, 2009 to analyze what factors influence time budgets and social behaviors, as well as to create a home range map for each troop. Troops were seen to intermingle in the ranch, covering a large area of many habitats. Time of day, habitat, weather, troop member, and age class were not seen to significantly affect activity budgets. Social behaviors differed slightly among classes, especially play behavior which was almost exclusively found in adolescents.

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Animal Sciences

 

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