Factors Affecting Reproduction and Mortality Among Baboons in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

@article{Cheney2004FactorsAR,
  title={Factors Affecting Reproduction and Mortality Among Baboons in the Okavango Delta, Botswana},
  author={D. Cheney and R. Seyfarth and J. Fischer and J. Beehner and T. Bergman and S. E. Johnson and D. M. Kitchen and R. Palombit and D. Rendall and J. Silk},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={401-428}
}
  • D. Cheney, R. Seyfarth, +7 authors J. Silk
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • We present results of a 10-year study of free-ranging gray-footed chacma baboons (Papio ursinus griseipes) in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. The majority of deaths among adult females and juveniles were due to predation, while infants were more likely to die of infanticide. There were strong seasonal effects on birth and mortality, with the majority of conceptions occurring during the period of highest rainfall. Mortality due to predation and infanticide was highest during the 3-mo period when… CONTINUE READING
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