Marauding Baboons Threaten Winemakers

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chacma Baboons (Sam Stanton-Reid / Wikipedia)

Chacma baboons have been living in South Africa for millennia, but in the last few centuries they've come into greater contact with humans as their natural habitat is being turned into prime wine country. They are forced onto vineyards to find food and have developed a palate for the sweetest, most expensive grapes. For more, we're joined by the BBC's Jack Izzard.


Jack Izzard

Hosted by:

Lynn Sherr

Comments [1]

Rick Evans from Taxachusetts

Someone educate Jack Izzard and John Hockenberry that baboons are NOT apes. Baboons are monkeys. Monkeys are not apes. Apes are not monkeys. Chimps are apes. Bonobos are apes. Gorillas are apes. Orangutans are apes. Humans are apes.


Having been on the PBS show nature, shame on Lynn Sherr for not educating the two of you on the spot.

Mar. 26 2010 12:30 PM

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