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Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project (1972 - present)
Field Study in Africa
Location of Site: KENYA

Director: Dr. Shirley C. Strum
Phone: 619-534-0117   Fax: 619-534-5946   E-Mail:
San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0532
Department: University of California-San Diego

Sponsoring Institution(s): Institute of Primate Research, Kenya, University of California, San Diego, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York.

Research Objectives: 1. Follow-up of experimental translocation of 2 troops. 2. Adaption of baboons to marginal habitat. 3. The role of ecological and social complexity in the evolution of cognition. A. Troop movement B. Ontogeny of social awareness 4. Parameters of baboon socioecology.

Field Positions and Volunteers: Graduate students pursuing MSC or PhD projects may apply. 3 habituated troops with long-term records and trained Kenyan research assistants provide background. Limited volunteer research assistant opportunities.

Species Studied: Papio anubis (olive baboon)

Other Species at Site: Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet)

Comments: Two translocated troops of wild baboons and one indigenous group are under continuous observation. Project records include ecological monitoring, demography, sexual cycles, intertroop encounters, as well as 5 ongoing projects. Data begins in 1972 from previous site (Gilgil, Kenya) and from 1984 for this site.

Last Updated: 1999-01-26

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