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Why Baboons Are the Best Tamarind Tree Farmers in Zambia

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Why Baboons Are the Best Tamarind Tree Farmers in Zambia

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Baboons often use termite mounds as lookout posts ? and when they heed nature?s call, the seeds of one of their favorite foods, tamarind fruit, is released in their dung, helping it take root.

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The African wilderness is famous for fierce predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards, and real-life giants like hippos, elephants, and giraffes. But behind these iconic animals is an overlooked, but equally fascinating, cast of characters. From dung beetles and bees to vultures and termites, these creatures pollinate plants, fertilize the earth, and clean-up messes. No creature survives in isolation, and these unsung heroes play a pivotal role in keeping Zambia's remarkable ecosystem afloat.

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