Are they really dangerous?
Although these aren't any Baboons in this souvenir from South Africa, we are warned that they are dangerous. Probably, this sign will only arouse the traveler's curiosity and he or she will go ahead and feed them. The truth is that in certain wilds you have to follow special rules. This can also serve as a great reminder of what it was like for you to really walk on the wild side.
It is an unusual souvenir, that's for sure, and those who like to obeying letters will find utterly attractive. Namely, they will provoked into actually wanting to know those dangerous baboons. But, are they really dangerous?
Baboons for Real
In fact, baboons are known to have a very active social life, ok, yes, among other baboons. Male seem to live with their mates for their whole lifetime, a union tighter than many we can find among human beings. But, quite interestingly, baboons also seem to have a close relationship with those who are not their friends, and this kind of connections also last forever.
Female baboons are very close to their females relatives and they create true maternal unions which take care of their members and they respect the older female baboons. But also they have a very clear picture of the differences among them and competition among females for the best male are very common. The same can be said about their male counterparts as they can sustain fierce drama scenes when trying to attract the most desirable females. So, we can assume that baboons can be dangerous if feeling threatened by an outsider. After all, the sign turns out to be true and all visitors should take into the account this wise advice. This is an interesting travel souvenir to take back home and discuss the social habit of our distant relatives.