March 23, 2013

When Did Apes Domesticate Dogs?

This is a clip from some kind of nature show, apparently. Anyone know which one, and if there is a backstory to it?

And if you think baboons are creepy, this will reinforce the perception.

UPDATE: Ask and you shall receive — some analysis of the video and where it was filmed.

NB: I have been corrected to the effect that baboons are "monkeys," not "apes," but I am leaving the headline as it was.


Heather Houlahan said...

It's from a National Geographic show called "Animals Like Us."

Where do the baboons buy the collars for their dogs?

Chas S. Clifton said...

Beats me. ;)

I wasn't sure about the transition after the puppy-dragging, and I could not even say if it was the same band of baboons.