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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 August 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

One Guinea baboon grooms another while she is complimented on her recent pedicure. Happy Silly Tuesday!

From the Brookfiled Zoo website:

Most of us think of primates as living in forests, nimbly jumping from limb to limb and tree to tree. But Guinea baboons are primates that break the "tree" rule, living mostly on the ground. Their heavy body and short fingers are better suited for a terrestrial way of life. Baboons are built for foraging on grasslands and savannahs, where there are few trees. Their arms are positioned under their shoulders for support, so they can pick grass with one hand and stand on the other. They eat almost all the edible plants they can find, and just about any kind of animal they can overpower. Grasshoppers, spiders, scorpions, small fish, rodents, frogs, lizards, turtles, birds, bird eggs, and the occasional antelope are all on baboons' potential menu. Though they find most of their food on the ground, they often wander far and wide to find it.

Photo captured April 10, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/321 second F/6.3 ISO 100 150 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot, happy silly tuesday

3 Aug 2010 5:08am

Florence from Paris, France

Ahahha ! Extra. Definitely funny (but not silly) for me. :-))

3 Aug 2010 8:17am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

hahaha.. happy st.

3 Aug 2010 8:21am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Oh my .. thats a motherly attitude !

3 Aug 2010 2:16pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They look so odd tone mapped.

3 Aug 2010 3:45pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Love these two! Ha - and the image is wonderful!

3 Aug 2010 4:02pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very social image! :-)

3 Aug 2010 4:41pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

wow beautiful image!! ;))

3 Aug 2010 5:56pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A fascinating text as well, Steven, I was not aware of all those details even after visiting the San Diego zoo so many many times. This capture is also fascintating because their position makes me thingj of the Ying/Yang symbol - how prophetic...again you have captured in the perfect moment and conveyed perfectly as well ./..cheers

3 Aug 2010 6:33pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very good shot!

3 Aug 2010 7:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super shot of these red heads.

4 Aug 2010 12:49am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

...and what a tasty flea. Nice Capture!

4 Aug 2010 1:56am