Alternation of sleeping groves by yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) as a strategy for parasite avoidance

@article{Hausfater1982AlternationOS,
  title={Alternation of sleeping groves by yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) as a strategy for parasite avoidance},
  author={Glenn Hausfater and B J Meade},
  journal={Primates},
  year={1982},
  volume={23},
  pages={287-297}
}
The primary locus of contact between free-living yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) in the Amboseli National Park of Kenya and the infective stages of their intestinal parasites is believed to be soil beneath sleeping trees contaminated by the baboons' own fecal emissions. In this report, we present evidence both that infective ova and larvae of intestinal parasites are found at very high densities in the soil beneath sleeping groves and that Amboseli baboons substantially reduce their contact… CONTINUE READING

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