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Monkey Business


TRIBE Member
Finally could not resist checking out the Baboon story written up by Canadian Press and on several news sites.

First of all I did not know baboons were matriarchal, and that leadership is passed down along family lines. Apparently elephants, Meerkats, wolves, Lions, and certain [other] monkeys species are also matriarchal. It's interesting how gender power dynamics can change from species to species.

Second, these animals are fairly intelligent if they can remember who was begotten from whom. The article implies that there was a tribal/survivor thing being played out, with different factions trying to usurp power. How's that for politics.

Okay fine the thread title is misleading and at risk of being changed.
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