Egg-Stealing Baboon Incurs Wrath of Geese
Of the many ways baboons might remind us of humans, one characteristic we share is a tendency to be opportunistic.
Footage from South Africa's Kruger National Park shows the moment a hungry baboon battles with a flock of geese in a showdown over the birds' eggs.
Initially slow and cautious, a baboon approaches a flock of geese, intent on searching for a snack. The animal then springs into action, bounding next to a pair of Egyptian geese guarding a small nest with eggs.
Egyptian geese are aggressively territorial. During mating, they are monogamous, making it likely the pair fighting the baboon were a couple. While it initially appeared that the geese had a chance at saving their eggs, the baboon won