Baboons with pet dogs

Baboons kidnap the puppies of feral dogs and raise them as family members so the dogs can help guard the baboons.

6 Comments on “Baboons with pet dogs”

  1. Paul says:

    The world is a strange and awesome place. I wonder if there's been any research on this….

  2. JDJarvis says:


  3. ClawCarver says:

    Fascinating. Cheers, Limpey.

    The Monster Manual says that wild dogs “can be tamed only if separated from their pack.” Clearly these baboons know their Gygax.

  4. Wymarc says:

    I just saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night and now I get to see that they keep pets already. Our days might be numbered!

  5. JDJarvis says:

    What I find interesting is if these baboons are intelligent enough to practice such behavior all but our earliest ancestors could have and it goes a long way to explaining how a small, feeble, poorly armed ape could survive on the ancient savanna to become humans. Hominids and canines could have been together for millions of years.

  6. anarchist says:

    The baboons seem to be engaging in gorilla warfare.

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