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Data Included

Group Membership and Life Events*

11 Aug 2023

Data through Jun 2023

Demography backfill

6 Dec 2023

Demography note and confidence assignment backfill - complete for Linda's, Weaver's, Omo's, Viola's, Nyayo's, Proton's, and Dotty's groups (though some ranks may require adjusting); Hook's group backfill for 1989-1994 complete; Alto's fission backfill (Jan 1989-Feb 1992) complete. Census (but not demography) backfill is also complete for Alto's from Sep 1980 onward and for Hook's from May 1983 onward. Most other groups censuses have also been backfilled with the exception of Stud's group. Lodge groups have not been backfilled.

Sexual Cycles**

11 Aug 2023

Cycling data through Jun 2023 (data for the TZ loss and prior requires some correction now that cycgaps issues are fixed); sexskins and repro notes through Dec 2022 and backfilled through 1997 (except for Joy's and Nzige's 1997 data, which throw a lot of errors)

Interaction Data

3 Nov 2022

Data through Jun 2022


2x/ every week

Data until ~(at most) 7 days previous to today

Rankdates Table

23 May 2023

Data Through Mar 2023 (by dates assigned to obviously-adult immigrants and males > 7yrs, 5mos and residing in nonstudy groups updated through same quarter as demography and repro tables)

Ranks Table

28 Jun 2022

ALM/ADM through Dec 2021; ALF/ADF through Dec 2021

Min_Maxs view

11 Aug 2023

temp and rain data from Aug 1976 through Jun 2023


11 Aug 2023

WeatherHawk meterological data through Jun 2023

Wounds and Pathologies

11 Aug 2023

tables and views beginning with wp_ through Jun 2023

Princeton babase_pending tables

6 Dec 2023

neonatals, subgroups, intergroup_encounters, hybridity_rawmorpho, deaths, dispersenotes, & corpse_info through Sep 2023

Duke babase_pending tables

3 Nov 2022

Predation_By, Predation_On, Human_Disturb through Sep 2022

Genetic Inventory

Updated constantly, as needed

Tissues that are or ever have been at Duke and Notre Dame, Extracted DNA's/RNA's


Jan 2022

The below datasets have all moved around. We need to update those sections.

Genetic Markers: msat_reactions

Apr 2018

Reaction info through plate 415

Genetic Markers: msat_results

Apr 2018

Results data through plate 415

Genetic Markers: Genotypes

Dec 2018

All finalized microsatellite genotypes through end of year 2018

Hormone Samples

May 2022

Fecal samples through 17 Apr 2021

Hormone Preps and Results

May 2022

All lab work done through 27 Apr 2022

Dataset status detail

Source Code

All of the Babase source code is freely available right here.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation for the supporting the collection of the majority of the data stored in the database; in the past decade in particular we acknowledge support from IBN 9985910, IBN 0322613, IBN 0322781, BCS 0323553, BCS 0323596, DEB 0846286, DEB 0846532 and DEB 0919200. We are also very grateful for support from the National Institute of Aging (R01AG034513-01 and P01AG031719) and the Princeton Center for the Demography of Aging (P30AG024361). We also thank the Chicago Zoological Society, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation and the National Geographic Society for support at various times over the years.

Building your own database

If you're interested in building a database of your own, we have some advice.

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