Bizzare behaviour of Baboons in Dutch Zoo.
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03-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Bizzare behaviour of Baboons in Dutch Zoo.
Its a "daily fail" article I do appreciate, however it is an interesting story nevertheless. Apparently the baboons in the zoo have behaved this way 4 times within the last twenty years with many different explanations put forward.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...itors.html

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03-08-2013, 05:57 PM
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They're having an election, baboons are democratic

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03-08-2013, 06:03 PM
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This is a very simple condition to cure. Give me a .22 Rifle and a couple of boxes of ammo, and I'll have those Baboons up and active within minutes.
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03-08-2013, 06:06 PM
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Or the zoo is the Baboon Gitmo and they are on hunger strike.

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03-08-2013, 09:31 PM
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Well they aren't attacking visitors so I guess that kid from The Omen isn't responsible.

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04-08-2013, 03:46 AM
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(03-08-2013 06:06 PM)ridethespiral Wrote:  Or the zoo is the Baboon Gitmo and they are on hunger strike.
Yeah, sure they're protesting. A wind must have blown inside a magazine featuring recent American drone bomb strikes. Someone should check the times of baboon protests for a match against other major American aggressions and invasions.
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04-08-2013, 03:49 AM
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Whats interesting in this case, as written in the article and from other sources I have read. This behavior has never been see before anywhere else outside of this Zoo. All of the baboons involved have been born in captivity, so logically i'm guessing whatever is affecting them must be localised to that area and be involved with their upbringing in their surroundings (or something)

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04-08-2013, 04:04 AM
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(04-08-2013 03:49 AM)bemore Wrote:  Whats interesting in this case, as written in the article and from other sources I have read. This behavior has never been see before anywhere else outside of this Zoo. All of the baboons involved have been born in captivity, so logically i'm guessing whatever is affecting them must be localised to that area and be involved with their upbringing in their surroundings (or something)
If it wasn't so unique, it might be a sun-induced disturbance in geo-magnetic field. Most animals (even cows) have magnetized particles in brain, helping them in orientation. What if the geomagnetic field momentarily got so stronger, that baboons couldn't help but steer and stare along its field vectors?
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04-08-2013, 04:43 AM
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Someone was probably in over the weekend taking practice shots with a .22 Rifle and a couple of boxes of ammo.

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04-08-2013, 05:58 AM
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They are having one of them religious fasting periods... Tongue

Actually, since they are a captive population devoid of many of the stimuli they may have in the wild, they may just be reacting to one of their own's strange behavior.

One of them may have discovered that, if s/he makes a certain sound (warning sound) the rest freezes.

Or, they may have heard some unusual sound from a predator at the zoo.

Or both.

In any case, this is probably normal behavior in the wild, except that the time is extended because the final stimulus, the conclusion, is missing.

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