Social Bonds of the Baboon Kind (IMAGE) Duke University Caption Humans may send cards or spend time together over beers or coffee, but one way that baboons make friends and cement social bonds is by grooming -- an activity that involves picking dirt and parasites and dead skin out of each other's fur. This adult male is grooming an adult female near Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Credit Photo by Noah Snyder-Mackler, Duke University. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.