Posture, microclimate, and thermoregulation in yellow baboons

@article{Stelzner1986PostureMA,
  title={Posture, microclimate, and thermoregulation in yellow baboons},
  author={Jeffrey K. Stelzner and Glenn Hausfater},
  journal={Primates},
  year={1986},
  volume={27},
  pages={449-463}
}
This report describes thermoregulatory behavior of free-ranging yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) in Amboseli, Kenya. While resting in trees during early morning hours, baboons are directly exposed to thermal effects of wind and sun. We hypothesized that these animals would respond to microclimatic changes by altering their posture and body orientatio so as to minimize thermal stress. The results of this study indicate that air temperature, solar radiation, and wind velocity interact in their… CONTINUE READING
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