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7533IMAGES FROM THE FIELD: BABOONSIMAGES FROM THE FIELD: BABOONS1997color24 minvhs (Primate series) Presents the savanna baboons of Africa in various regions of their natural habitat but with an emphasis on woodlands and forested regions. Emphasizes various roles filled by animals in a troop with particular attention paid to the range of behaviors seen in males including consorting, sentry, protection, baby tending, positive affiliations with females, control and leading the troop. Various common behaviors such as feeding, grooming, reconnoitring, resting and playing are also portrayed in an attempt to set the roles in a context of group life. The females and young are revealed to be a focus of attention for the group and many episodes of complex social behaviors are taped in long sequences to allow the observer to practice observation techniques.