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    Default VIDEO: Baboons kidnap and raise feral dogs as pets

    Watch if you like nature documentaries, this vid is totally fascinating. In some areas, male Baboons will kidnap puppies and the family group will raise them and use them as guards. Not for the faint of heart: the start is hard to watch because male Baboons are not gentle creatures, but the clip is worth watching till the end. It shows the brutality of nature but also a surprisingly heartwarming side to it. Thought you guys might be interested.


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    Human-Canine relationships

    Short article about how humans and canines have affected each other's evolution and development over thousands of years.

    It is interesting to note that chimpanzees, man’s closest animal relation, and wolves, the animal most closely related to the domestic dog, do not have this innate ability to read human social cues. Yet, even puppies born in the wild to modern dogs quickly learn to respond to human gestures. Clearly, humans and dogs have become “hardwired” by evolution for a unique interrelationship.

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    oh god i couldnt get past the start sorry. Nearly made me cry..
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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing that clip.

    I must say that if i wasnt aware of the babbons intenstions i would have glady shot the bugger.......it looked like he was going to kill that poor pup and if theres one noise that gets my heart racing it's a dog or puppy crying out like that. Mother nature never fails to amaze me.


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    How wonderful is that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Very interesting, thanks for sharing that clip.

    I must say that if i wasnt aware of the babbons intenstions i would have glady shot the bugger.......it looked like he was going to kill that poor pup and if theres one noise that gets my heart racing it's a dog or puppy crying out like that. Mother nature never fails to amaze me.
    I know right, it's very tough to watch but interesting nonetheless. A puppy's cry touches a raw nerve in humans I think. It's possible not all baboons are that rough - the smart ones might realize they needed the puppy in good condition.

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    Heart wrenching start indeed. But very interesting result. Bit of a jump from pup to adult dog though. Would've loved to learn more about how they raise the pups.

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    I agree with Beloz, I would have liked to have seen a bit more of the middle.

    And the start was awful, I almost stopped it!!

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