Here we are with more baboons!
Grooming is one of the most important things that baboons do. Whenever
they pause in their daily activities they groom. Even the babies
They carefully push the hair against the
grain of the way it grows and pick little goodies out with the other hand or
their teeth. The one being groomed would purr if baboons knew how to purr.
The groomee relaxes entirely and almost
gets a trance like expression.--too bad you can't see it, but you can see that
he is relaxed. It's apparently a very important part of the
socialization of the troop too.
Here two females are grooming while their
youngsters play. Notice that most of these are in the road. Cars
just wait till the baboons decide to move.
Soon everyone is in on the act.
And a regular grooming parlor is set up.