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(Science: zoology) One of the old world quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly african. See mandrill, and Chacma, and drill an ape.

Origin: oe. Babewin, baboin, fr.F. Babouin, or LL. Babewynus. Of unknown origin; cf. D. Baviaan, g. Pavian, baboon, f. Babin lip of ape, dogs, etc, dial. G. Bappe mouth.

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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... I believe that some human races have evolved earlier or differently than others. Just like the animal kingdom we have eagles and humming birds - Baboons and chimpanzee's - whales and minnows. I don't think it's so hard to understand why we have different features, our environments have a lot ...

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by rswils
Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Re: Evolution of the distinction of gender

... advantage. To a lesser extent, you could argue that this manifested itself somewhat in birds, reptiles and social mammals as well, such as baboons and dolphins, where gender differences create the groundwork for the complex social hierarchy which favours group survival. (For the record, ...

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by Anaximenes
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the distinction of gender
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A Monkey's Uncle

... being done on bonobo behaviour and social organisation. have you read any research by naturalists? Dianne Fossey on gorrilas and Eugene Marais on baboons. ultruistic behaviour. social organisation. mate slection. plz read. if its bonobo behaviour you are wanting a biological explanation for read ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
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The work of natural selection...

... strongly recommend you read Diane Fossey and Eugene Marais especially, both honest accounts on the social structure and behaviour of gorillas and baboons.

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by narrowstaircase
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The work of natural selection...
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Organ Transplants!

... Both problems may be eventually solved by xenotransplants and the genetic engineering techniques developed from such experiments. Of all animals, baboons and pigs are the favored xenotransplant donors. Baboons are genetically close to humans, so they're most often used for initial experiments. ...

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by CoolJay221
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organ Transplants!
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