Plate 50, 18x27
Usually these sweet, gentle monsters travel in large, long, single file groups and almost always are arranged in the order of age. This mother and newborn were roaming about on their own at the time. The baby was most anxious for the shade that the mother provided from the hot sunshine on her still somewhat delicate skin. She also seemed so very reassured as to her food supply, since to nurse she had only to turn slightly backwards.
The mother was somewhat unique, in that she did not seem that upset at not being in the group but was more preoccupied with her baby. I wonder if nursing took the place of some of the natural eagerness to be in the group with fifteen to twenty relatives and friends.