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Some Alpha Baboons Tend To Be Aggressive

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Education | 0 comments

One interesting point about the human race is that those who tend to have more power over others in a commune are often hostile and violent to other people. That is, they will often behave in manners that cause them to be aggressive or rough to other people. 

This can especially be said with baboons in mind. Many baboons are going to be violent to others if they are in higher positions within a community no matter how large one particular community might be at any given time. 

There are many interesting aspects of alpha baboons and how they behave. These alpha baboons refer to the ones that are the most violent. These alpha baboons will also be very sexual in nature. However, many communities will end up being healthier and a little more under control when the alphas do die off. This is especially due to a lack of pressure in any kind of form as it may come about. 

Hostility Is Shown 

baboon09Some alpha baboons tend to be easily hostile to other people. That is, many of these baboons are going to try and behave in a rough manner because they know that it is rather easy for them to get their way. 

Alpha baboons will often be violent to others and even yell at them. They will do anything that they can as a means of trying to show that they are far more dominant than anything else in the world. 

They Are More Sexual 

Many alpha baboons tend to show more aggressive sexual behaviors. That is, they are willing to choose any mate that they want and will be very demanding with regards to what they want to get out of those of the opposite gender. They will often work very hard as a means of trying to find others that they know will be compatible to one another for their sexual desires in any case. 

Communities Develop Stress 

baboon07A big point about alpha baboons is that they will often cause many fellow baboons in one group to become likely to struggle with things relating to pressure. These communities will develop stress because they know that there is far too much pressure out there in general. They know that there is one baboon in the ground that is going to be much more dominant over time. 

Meanwhile, if one alpha baboon dies out then that group will end up feeling a little more positive. This comes from the lack of stress. However, the big consideration that comes with this is that there’s going to be some kind of alpha baboon that will come about in the future once again. This is a real concern that might be a threat over time depending on who is capable of getting a group up and running once again. 

The aggressive nature of many alpha baboons is a big point to explore with regards to how such beings will behave. This is interesting to see because of how their attitudes and behaviors might be identical to what many people do today.

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Social Status Is a Big Point Regarding Baboons

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Education | 0 comments

Baboons are great animals but they are more than just interesting primates. They are also animals that can be indicators of the ways how humans behave at large. One such part of this comes from how many baboons will use certain social status points. 

Many baboons are listed in their communities by social status. That is, there is typically one baboon that has a rule over all in terms of activities like find different shelter spots, places for food and plans for mating. The plans that are established are always ones that must be explored by every single baboon in the commune. 

An interesting part of social status is that it can result in many points. Baboons that have higher status levels when compared with so many others in the same community will typically have more advantages that go beyond their behaviors. These are interesting reports that show that such creatures are going to act in their own special ways. 

Increased Testosterone 

baboon04Baboons with higher social rankings tend to have higher testosterone levels. This means that they are stronger and capable of going through more activities while lasting through even the most stressful activities in a region. This is critical considering how sometimes baboons are forced into hostile situations where their survival is the most tantamount aspect to their lives above all else. 

Better Healing 

Many studies over the years, particularly ones in the Amboseli section of Kenya, have found that baboons at higher status levels tend to do a much better job with healing from all sorts of harmful problems. Many baboons are able to respond to different problems with their bodies with ease by having more support from those who are responsible for following along with the baboon. 

This healing may be possible in all forms. It may work well for baboons who have been weakened from fights or from sudden changes in the weather in a region. These are often problems that can cause many baboons to become ill unless they are prepared to fact these issues as they come about in time. These changes are unique and are worth studying. 

Immunity Is Improved 

baboon05Baboons that are higher on the totem pole in a community tend to have better immunity levels. That is, they are not as likely to become ill. However, the baboons will need to be rather careful when it comes to how they are behaving. Baboons need to be certain that they will keep from being too relaxed with strong immunity levels as those whose resistance to illnesses are strong will typically cause them to suffer from more serious illnesses down the line. There will be a need to keep the immunity levels from being excessively high all the time if baboons are to survive in the wild. 

Social status is very important for all baboons. Baboons need to use social status as a means of making sure that the roles for all in the community are followed. The advantages of being at a higher status are especially interesting to see.

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Research on Baboons Show Quite a Bit About Managing Stress

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Education | 0 comments

One of the most fascinating aspects of baboons comes from the way how these animals behave. Part of this includes the ways how they respond to stress at large. Stress is a real threat but it is one that has to be explored as it can be a real problem to many people. This can especially be risky for the human body based on how different functions are to be managed while in a difficult situation. 

A fascinating study about baboons is that they have stress hormones like what people already have. These stress hormones are responsible for causing baboons to compete in many ways: 

  • They use these when trying to compete against other baboons from a physical standpoint.
  • They are also used when trying to find sexual mates.
  • Many of them also use these hormones when they are trying to find foods and shelter in the wild.

baboon03These are sensible activities that are rather unique. They are behaviors that all baboons have to use as a means of trying to stay healthy and positive with one another. This is especially critical considering the survival factors that often come about. 

However, studies have found over the years that baboons can suffer from serious health issues if they have too many stress hormones. The following points have been suggested over the years: 

  • Baboons with high hormone levels may develop weaker immune systems.
  • They may also develop heart issues. Their arteries will be clogged as their bad cholesterol levels will increase.
  • Their resting blood pressure levels will be elevated by quite a bit as well. 

These are real health problems that can be difficult for many to bear with. However, baboons and other primates have been studied in the wild as a means of exploring just how they can respond to stressful situations and stimuli. Several interesting results have come out of these studies over the years. 

  • Baboons will focus on establishing a number of relationships with other primates. This includes having a number of allies who are able to assist such a baboon in many forms. They also focus on spending time with those who are as close to them as possible including their mates and their offspring.
  • In some cases teamwork is established between baboons. They do this as a means of finding different solutions as required.

baboon01These are behaviors that have been found to be identical to what many humans do today. However, the studies that are being used these days will only further place a strong emphasis on the need to behave with such care and consideration. This is a unique aspect of how baboons behave that cannot be ignored based on what should be reviewed and analyzed over time. 

Baboons are important to society as they will show many behaviors that are essential to explore. Baboons may be studied as a means of exploring many points of interest as needed. This is to ensure that people themselves can learn a little more about how they can behave, what with such creatures being so closely related to one another.

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Baboons are one of the most broadly-distributed and intensively-studied primate genera and, with the exception of macaques, show perhaps the greatest ecological flexibility among primates. Because of these factors, baboons have much to contribute to the field of primate socio-ecology and paleoanthropology. Unfortunately, comparative analyses of the ecology and behaviour of various baboon populations are hindered by differences in behavioural categories, data collection methods, and analytical techniques across study sites and field projects. In an effort to promote comparative studies across baboon populations that will inform our understanding of baboon behaviour, ecology, and evolution, we are in the process of establishing a comprehensive database for baboon research. The first step in this process is a central location for all links to baboon research projects and sources of data. We hope this will lead to a greater effort among primatologists to share data, develop comparable data collection methods, and engage in collaborative cross-population analyses. Ultimately, we hope that a greater understanding of the variation, flexibility, and evolution of baboons will contribute to a better understanding of primate socioecology and human evolution.

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