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.
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