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. But their habitat is shared with dangerous predators such as leopards and cheetahs looking for an unwary adult or baby. When threatened, baboons usually climb high in the trees. But on open ground, they will join together and attack a predator with their sharp teeth. Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.
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