Fish ponds provide a readily accessible source of water for baboons.
Ancient hominids probably did much the same, Russon said, moving from opportunistic fish gathering to deliberate fishing.
I agree with a lot of you. Its total fake. A baboons skull wrapped in some kinda fake fish skin(fiber glass or other material) then extra stuff added on.
It is a male baboon skull put into a fish skin through taxidermy. Put “baboon skull” into google and compare. It is still cool though, in a creepy kinda way.
baboons head & a trigerfish combo very cool!
No Gills? Baboon head and a fish sculpted together.
Spectacular Baboon Lakes rest at 11,000 feet in the Sabrina Basin, only 4.5 miles from the Lake Sabrina trailhead, and yet because of their out-of-the-way location, they are often overlooked by Sabrina Basin anglers. The three lakes offer superb fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Nearby Donkey Lake is a sidetrip that should not be missed. The cross-country trail (mentioned above) connecting Baboon Lakes to Donkey Lake is a little rugged, but worth the scramble. Approaching Donkey Lake from below along the established trail is easy. Donkey Lake has brook trout and lots of open places from to fish. I was fly fishing throughout the Sabrina Basin on this trip, finding fish everywhere I looked. The shores of Baboon Lakes are for the most part clear of obstructions, making casting easy. On this September trip it appears that grasshoppers would have made a good bait choice. They were prevalent around many of the lakes. In the morning, the baboons forage in the forest. Baboons eat a variety of readily available foods: Fruits, nuts, fish (dropped from fishing nets), edible flowers, insects, and, occasionally, meat. They can store palm nuts in their cheeks. Baboons use stones as tools to scrap sticky fruit sap off their fur.Deep in the wilds of Ghana’s Mole National Park, the watering hole is eerily quiet. Most of the large predators and their prey have vanished. For many local children, it's been another day spent out of school, staving off raids from growing numbers of aggressive baboons. Out on the coast, a group of exhausted Ghanaian fishermen pull their boats to shore with nothing but empty nets to show for their efforts.
Biologist and his colleagues have uncovered a surprising link between all these disturbing events—a link that eventually leads far from the African coast. “We found when fish supply was low, Ghanaians had to turn to hunting and selling wildlife on land to meet their food and economic needs,” states Brashares. After sifting through 30 years of meticulously collected data from the Ghana Wildlife Division, Brashares also suspects that all that bushmeat hunting is what removed the baboons’ main predators. Without predators, the baboons multiplied into an increasingly unruly and audacious mob bold enough to steal food from the villagers. But Brashares still had two glaring questions: Why were the fishermen’s nets empty, and where did all the fish go? People are a bit more complicated than fish or blackbirds, Crofoot acknowledged. "Human societies have all this stratification, dominance hierarchy, kinship, friendship, various other social relationships, and baboons are a really good system for trying to bridge that gap, because they have dominance, strong kinship, 'friendships' involving preferred social partners."