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Baboon Intelligence: How Smart Are They Really

Baboons have been evaluated in numerous studies and shown to have the approximate intelligence levels of a 3-year-old child! According to research, baboons can play with objects, learn words and even seem to mourn the deaths of their friends. There are five species of baboons, commonly known as hamadryas, guinea, olive, yellow, and chacma baboon. Each of these five unique species is native to one of five areas of Africa. 

Did you know that baboons have vocal ways of communicating with one another? Baboons can talk!…(Sort of). They have at least 10 different vocalizations they use to communicate. Now that is pretty impressive. Baboons are very terrestrial animals, they sleep in tries or on high cliffs or rocks at night to keep away from predators. They are omnivores and enjoy a diverse diet of plants, seeds, insects, fish, birds, among other things. We love learning about underappreciated animals! Baboons are pretty awesome, AND smart.

Learn more here!

 

14 baboon images (informative) | thumbnail left two baboons huddled together, thumbnail right baboon on the go
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For Father's Day, Meet The Greatest Dads In The Animal Kingdom

If you think fatherhood is complicated for humans, you should definitely read up on the animal kingdom. 

While many animals in the wild never meet their biological fathers, there are many little animals whose fathers fast, sometimes for months, just to protect them. 

In celebration of Father's Day today, here is a collection of fathers that take fatherhood to a new level and would really deserve that "World's Greatest Dad" medal. 

The Greatest Dads In The Animal Kingdom | adult flamingo sitting on the ground with a grey baby flamingo bird cradled in its long neck | large adult penguin bending down to touch its beak to a small chick
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25 Surprising Facts About The Animal Kingdom

The complexities of the animal kingdom never cease to amaze us, humans. These 25 animal facts will remind you of the amazing world beyond human society. Via: Acid Cow

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This Twitter Account Tweets Some Interesting Facts About The Animal Kingdom

We loved #TheEdgeOfTheWild. You can send them any question about the animal kingdom and their experts will answer right away.   

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Meet Turbo the rescue tortoise! He lives in Brewster, NY at Animal Kingdom. When not in his luxurious indoor pen, he is allowed to wander the storefront. In order to make him more visible, the storekeepers tie balloons around Turbo to make sure no one trips over him on his adventures.

Just look at Turbo go!