About the Author

James Souchon

Field Guide

James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

View James's profile

6 Comments

on Baboon Matters

Join the conversationJoin the conversation

Chuck
Member
Guest

I enjoyed reading this blog.

MJ Bradley
Member
Guest

I also have visited the Jane Goodall Sanctuary in Nelspuit. Jao is an amazing old man.. gentle but commanding, when he was the leader of the troop. They each have their own personalities just as we humans do. A man , Graham Cooke, took time to study baboons in the Northern part of the Sabi Sands at Djuma.. He called them the ‘Gowrie Gang’ I was amazed at how with patience and understanding Graham was able to sit among them and learn. I miss the Gowrie Gang and how much they taught us about the dynamics of a baboon troop. Thank you for the blog, it brought back many wonderful memories.

Lea
Member
Guest

Interesting blog James. The primate species are especially interesting and thanks for pointing out the difference in species.

Dina
Member
Guest

Hi James , I must admit that sometimes I have more respect for them than for some humans!!!I have some great pictures of baboons in Chobe !I’ll send you one on your mail

Jill Larone
Member
Guest

Great blog, James, with lots of interesting information! At the top of my bucket list is a trek to see the Mountain Gorillas, so hopefully one day soon.

Lachlan
Member
Guest

Nice post. I was surprised to read that adults Baboons didn’t have a higher max weight!
Also splitting hairs I know but you should say that Chimps AND Bonobos are the closest human relatives and its even higher then 96% of our DNA in common http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v486/n7404/full/nature11128.html

Connect with Londolozi

Follow Us

Sign up for our Newsletters

One moment...
Anonymous
Be the first to this photo
You and 1 others this photo
q

Filed under
Anonymous
10 April, 2798
+
Add Profile