Baboons tend to get a bad press, but the young ones are irresistible. This Yellow Baboon (Papio cynocephalus) mother was carrying her own tiny baby, and babysitting a friend’s slightly older one.
The tiny one wanted to play with the big guy, though his mother didn’t seem too sure:
He wriggled free:
And they played happily for a bit:
But playing in the big leagues has its risks, especially when your mother isn’t watching..
[PS: At birth, the coat is blackish or reddish, and the tiny one in these photos has not yet completely changed to the yellower coat of the older toddler: his black head coloring suggests he is under six months old.]