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Data Included

Group Membership and Life Events*

21 Apr 2022

Data through Mar 2022

Demography backfill

21 Apr 2022

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.

Sexual Cycles**

21 Apr 2022

Cycling data through Mar 2022 (data for the TZ loss and prior requires some correction once cycgaps issues are fixed); sexskins & pcskins through Dec 2021 and backfilled through 1997 (except for Joy's and Nzige's 1997 data, which throw a lot of errors, and Acacia's 2012 + some data for Kelly in 2012, which throw mdate errors due to a failure of the code to deal properly with data subsequent to these females' cycgaps)

Interaction Data

11 Feb 2022

Data through Dec 2021


2x/ every week

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

Rankdates Table

21 Apr 2022

Data Through Mar 2022 (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

13 Jul 2021

ALM/ADM through Dec 2020; ALF/ADF through Dec 2020

Min_Maxs view

21 Apr 2022

temp and rain data from Aug 1976 through Mar 2022


21 Apr 2022

WeatherHawk meterological data through Mar 2022

Wounds and Pathologies

21 Apr 2022

tables and views beginning with wp_ through Mar 2022

Princeton babase_pending tables

21 Apr 2022

neonatals, subgroups, intergroup_encounters, hybridity_rawmorpho, deaths, & corpse_info through Mar 2022

Duke babase_pending tables

11 Feb 2021

Predation_By, Predation_On, Human_Disturb through Dec 2021

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

Fecal: Prep

Feb 2021

Fecal samples through 05 Jul 2018

Fecal: Results

Feb 2021

All hormones analyzed through Feb 2021

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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