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Images from the Field: Baboons

Synopsis
Part of a series intended to give a comparative view of a number of different primate species living under various conditions in captivity and in the wild. Shows the savanna baboons of Africa in various regions of their natural habitat, but with an emphasis on woodlands and forested regions. Emphasises various roles filled by animals in a troop, particularly the range of behaviours seen in males. These include consorting, sentry, protection, baby-tending, positive affiliations with females, control and leading the troop. Also portrays various common behaviours such as feeding, grooming, locomoting, resting and playing in order to set the roles in a context of group life. The females and young are seen to be a focus of attention for the group, and many episodes of complex social behaviours are recorded in long sequences to allow the observer to practise observation techniques.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: US$170.00 (+p&p) PAL version
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; animal communication; baboons; observation techniques; primates

Credits

Director
Anne Zeller

Distributor

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Email
docued@der.org
Web
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Phone
+1 617 926 0491
Fax
+1 617 926 9519
Address
101 Morse Street
Watertown
MA 02472
USA
Notes
American company with an extensive catalogue of documentary films from around the world in the areas of ethnology, anthropology, world cultures, religion, women’s studies and human rights. Supplied on PAL/NTSC video and multi-region DVD, or download via the Reframe Collection (qv).

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