by Melissa Stewart
Lerner Publications, 2007
Nature’s Watch series
for Grades 4-8
ISBN 978-1-57505-868-9
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Sloths New World Monkeys
Foraging in the open woodlands of Africa, baboon troops work together to gather fruit, seeds, and leaves and to catch fish and small animals. These intelligent primates form close bonds and often groom one another. When threatened, baboons usually climb high in the trees. But on open ground, they join together and attack a predator with their sharp teeth.
Research Notes
“I had many opportunities to observed baboons in their natural habitat while on safari in Africa . I especially loved the way they could power nap anytime, anywhere. They’d just sit down, bow their head, and drift off to sleep. Sometimes they even did it in the middle of the road."
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