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One of the largest of the baboon males are known to even challenge attacking leopard. Female dominance is hereditary, with daughters having nearly the same rank as their mothers and adult females forming the core of the social system. Males establish their dominance more forcefully as they try to bully other males and cow them into obedience. Fights are not uncommon between males.

One of the largest of the baboon males are known to even challenge attacking leopard. Female dominance is hereditary, with daughters having nearly the same rank as their mothers and adult females forming the core of the social system. Males establish their dominance more forcefully as they try to bully other males and cow them into obedience. Fights are not uncommon between males.

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Keywords:
Baboon
olive
hierarchy
dominance
solitude
vantage point
bully
safari
African bush
East Africa
Kenya
National Park
nature
wildlife