The following new research is shedding more light on baboon/gelada sociality and inter-species interactions:
- ‘Shared decision-making drives collective movement in wild baboons‘. Science (2015), olive baboons in Kenya – here’s a popular science article that provides a bit more detail if you can’t access the full journal article: ‘The majority rules when baboons vote with their feet‘. Smithsonian Newsdesk (June, 2015)
- ‘Solitary Ethiopian wolves increase predation success on rodents when among grazing gelada monkey herds‘. Journal of Mammology (2015), Gelada monkeys are close relatives to baboons, and have been referred to as gelada “baboons”.
Also of interest is an article posted in 2011 by Hal Herzog about Hamadryas baboons in Saudi Arabia: ‘A Scientific Mystery: do wild baboons kidnap puppies for pets?‘. If anyone has found follow-up research to this, please get in touch by posting a comment below.