We have had several babies in the baboon troop these last few months. But unfortunately the R44 continues to be lethal. Joselyn Mormile's research shows that 44 percent of the infants die before they are a year old and almost all caused by cars. The baboons seem to learn as they get older with 75% of the car deaths being infants. The baboon mothers will usually carry around their dead infants, sometimes for up to 10 days as they mourn their loss. And we all feel that sense of loss. Please drive carefully!
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