• Question: Do the baboons like you?

    Asked by erinwaterfield123 to Suzanne on 2 Feb 2018.
    • Photo: Suzanne Harvey

      Suzanne Harvey answered on 2 Feb 2018:

      We use something called habituation to work with wild animals, which means following them over and over again until they stop running away! I wouldn’t say they like me, as we don’t interact with them like captive animals and they aren’t tame. But they do accept us and let us join their group when we are studying them, which is a great experience!