The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop: Baboons Kidnap and Raise Feral Dogs as Pets

A brief yet fascinating clip from the TV series Animals Like Us gives us a closer look at one of nature’s more unique inter-species partnerships.


Saturday Pet Blogger Hop

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  1. That’s a bit odd! I kept wondering why they’d have to keep kidnapping puppies. Wouldn’t the puppies born to the dogs that live with them stay with the pack?

  2. Wow. I’m not going to deny it, at first I was completely horrified by the puppy being dragged around by the baboon, but I chose to stick with the video until the end and then I really was fascinated. I have never once heard of this before. Ever. Can you post what channel this series is airing? I think I want to see more.
    An interesting way to kick off the blog hop!

  3. Never would have guessed baboons do this.

  4. Charlie Fippin says on  08/06/2011 at 11:17 am

    That is HORRIBLE!!

  5. Gina says on  08/06/2011 at 11:56 am

    Poor puppy :(

  6. wow! Fascinating! Cave man dog trainers. Did you see that pup get alpha rolled?

  7. that was some incredible footage.once again preconceived ideas get turned on their heads.the sunset footage was so primeaval and idyllic.

  8. Billi says on  08/06/2011 at 7:18 pm

    I cringed when I saw the baboon drag the poor puppy across the rocks. At the first sound of the puppy’s yelps all three of my dogs jumped up, looks of concern on their faces. Nero began to yip and started to look for the source of the distress sign. (His expression was priceless when he realized it came from my little black book). Like Houndstooth and Mel I wondered why the baboons keep kidnapping pups, there were evidently several females who had just whelped. Would be interesting to find out if the baboons kidnap at random or go for a specific kind of puppy, based on look and scent. Baboons as primitive dog breeders? Maybe a glimpse into our own past.

  9. mmttw says on  08/08/2011 at 2:59 pm

    Also horrified when the puppy was yelping, but it was kind of cool to see how they ended up all one big happy family. Score another one for dogs, and how accepting they are :).

  10. Tammy says on  08/12/2011 at 4:06 pm

    I agree with the majority here, horror at first, than fascinated.

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