21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Baby Baboon Suckling Mom

I would spend many hours watching the baboons at the natural habitat exhibit at North Carolina Zoo. Usually, the rambunctious baby baboons are jumping off tree stumps and climbing up and down rock formations. As I was leaving the exhibit area, I noticed that this baby baboon was so content as he suckled his mother's breast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 10.2023
Photo Location: Ashboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM5
Copyright: © Leesa Beckmann