Friday, February 20, 2009

Geladas and Hamadryas: A Comparative Study Of Grooming

I'm currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis before I graduate this Spring. It's a comparative study of grooming between gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) and hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas). This study is being done in The Prospect Park Zoo and The Bronx Zoo (Both are Wildlife Conservation Society Parks). Prospect Park Zoo houses a troop of hamadryas baboons indoors while gelada baboons can be found in an outdoor exhibit at The Bronx Zoo.

I will write about how my research is progressing on this blog, along with news and articles related to primates and hominins.

Below are some pictures of my focal animals.

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