While his mother eat some green grass at the roadside, the other baboon mother took care of the little one. First she inspected the injury again. Then she went on to her favorite activity, lousing.
During the first month, a baby baboon remains in very close contact with its mother. She carries the baby next to her belly while holding it with one hand. The bond between the two is deep. It can even go so far that baboon mothers hold dead babies under their bellies and carry them around.
Females are usually the primary caretakers of the young. Several females share the duties for all their offspring. For about a year, the young are cared for and, perhaps most importantly, they are never alone and always well protected.