Reference on the behavior, ecology, and reproduction of wild hamadryas baboons. This book rectifies the male-biased view of hamadryas baboon behavior that has persisted over the decades, suggesting that female behavior contributes more to hamadryas social organization than has previously been assumed, and that females may, in fact, be acting in their own best interests after all.
1. Hamadryas Baboons: the Male as Leader and Icon. 2. Reproductive Strategies in Primates: Conflicts Between the Sexes. 3. My Study Site, Subjects, and Methods. 4. Hamadryas Behavioral Ecology: Negotiating a Hostile Land. 5. Hamadryas Social Organization: the Haves and the Have-Nots. 6. Reproduction and the Hamadryas Female. 7. Affiliation Among Females: Females Can Be Friends Too. 8. Dispersal and Philopatry: Who Stays and Who Goes? 9. Female Strategies in a Male-Dominated World. Bibliography. Index.