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Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Mystery Of 'Nutcracker Man' May Have Been Solved

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A strong-jawed extinct relative of humans called "Nutcracker Man" might have lived up to its name by munching on tiger nuts — that is, grass bulbs k...

Tiger And Dog Monkey Around With New Friend

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy

When 8-month-old baboon, Rosa-Lee met Mimi the tiger cub and Bullet the dog, magic happened. When the trio isn't discussing the benefits of having two...

LOOK: Baboon Ambushes Woman, Steals Her Veggies

Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

Cape Town residents have to watch out for bandits that are savage, quick and furry. One grocery shopper in the South African city learned that firs...

Zoologists Baffled By Traumatized Baboons At Dutch Zoo

Agence France Presse | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

Zoologists are baffled by the strange behaviour of a troop of baboons at a Dutch zoo which have become inexplicably withdrawn, apparently fearful of a...

Twelve Days in Heaven (aka Botswana), Part 2 -- Vumbura Plains Camp [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

2013-05-14-SusanyPortnoytravel32.jpg I spent 12 magical days in Botswana exploring four camps -- Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo -- in various regions of the Okavango Delta. Each had its own personality and exciting wildlife adventure. I started my trip at Chitabe Camp, and now... Vumbura Plains

WATCH: Baboons Ransack Home In South Africa

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

The baboons are at it again. In a video posted on Youtube Monday, a troop of baboons appears to invade a house in South Africa and ransack the plac...

Baboon Study Links Specific 'Personality' To Health, Longevity

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 10/02/2012 10:53 AM EDT on LiveScience Like humans, baboons with good friends often enjoy better health and lo...

Do Wild Baboons Kidnap Puppies... and Keep Them As Pets?

Hal Herzog | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Hal Herzog

Largely because of Facebook, the baboon-dog YouTube video has gone viral. I was certainly haunted by it, particularly because it undercuts my contention that only humans keep pets.

Cape Town Baboons 'Out Of Control'

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A renowned American primates expert says baboons are "out of control" on Africa's southernmost tip because animal rights supporters ha...

LOOK: No, These Are Not Baboons

Posted 06.29.2012 | Green

Orchid see, orchid do. That's right. Despite their uncanny resemblance to some baboons, these are actually two distinct types of orchids: Dracula s...

Baboon Woman: The Story of a Gentle Powerhouse

Maggie Sergio | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Maggie Sergio

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at3.47.54PM.jpgKarin has dedicated her life to the conservation of primates and has successfully rehabilitated and released 35 monkeys, and is currently caring for 6 orphaned baby baboons.

Searching For Lions In Botswana

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I grab my flashlight and shoot the beam towards the coals of the fire. Two dog-like mottled shapes. Four electrified eyes.

Research Uncovers Incredible Baboon Ability

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Dan the baboon sits in front of a computer screen. The letters BRRU pop up. With a quick and almost dismissive tap, the monkey signals ...

Baboons Make Joy From A Puddle

Eliza Deacon | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

The so-called "green season" in Africa is often considered a slow time in terms of wildlife, but we've always found that at it throws some surprising moments into the mix.

Exploring The Pearl Of Africa (VIDEO)

Matt Brass | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel
Matt Brass

When I go to Uganda I am fortunate enough not to travel as a tourist...

Baboon On The Run In New Jersey

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

JACKSON, N.J. — A baboon is on the loose in New Jersey. Police say they received two calls Thursday afternoon from people who saw the monkey, a...