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Who's Your Daddy? Baboon Social Structures

This lesson aims to give a flavour of behavioural ecology in the context of African field work, using role play. Some students play the part of baboons, interacting with each other in the same way as a wild baboon troop. Other students play the biologists, studying the baboons in their natural habitat and trying to answer specific questions about baboon society and baboon behaviour.

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Curriculum links include natural selection, competition, evolution, inheritance, DNA profiles.

This resource was provided by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).

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