When the expectation of being cared for is disappointed, it can feel like a survival threat.
They threaten, they predict the outcome, and they settle.
As the keeper explained the brani and outs of mandrill life, I dting many traits characteristic of baboons.
I asked her about this and she told me that mandrills are less violent than baboons.
They activate neurochemicals with fewer messy side effects.
It was feeding time at the mandrills when I arrived, and I was not disappointed.