Re: Body Hair Loss in Aquatic Mammals

H. M. Hubey (
14 Oct 1995 20:18:43 -0400 (Phil Nicholls) writes:

>Baboons do not forage during the hottest parts of the day. Like most
>animals they head for a waterhole or the shade. Protohominds used
>erect posture to extend forging times.

I've seen herds of cattle gather on top of hills around noon
to take advantage of the breeze and to keep cool.

It seems that baboons being smarter should have learned that
by standing up on their hind legs they also could have
kept cooler and extend their foraging times.

Is bipedal locomotion much more expensive for baboons than


Regards, Mark