“Baboons Diaries” follows the dramas in the social life of the ‘House Troop’, as seen
through the eyes of wildlife biologist Peter Tomlin. The series takes viewers into a
spectacular mountainous landscape on a high plateau in the remote highlands of South
Africa, where Peter has spent the last five years getting up close and personal with
these extraordinary animals.
He introduces us to the tough world of ritualised violence and sudden confrontations
where baboon males fight for female favours and the tenure of the alpha male only lasts
as long as the next serious challenge.
Males with prized females must contend daily with lusting bachelor boys. Achilles is one
of Peter’s oldest “buddies'' and he has watched him grow into a full-blooded male with a
family of his own. But Achilles is in trouble. His females are disgruntled and DJ is
waiting in the wings. It's the way of all baboons