Protect the Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus)

An unspeakable act of cruelty made its way onto social media in November, 2018 bringing attention to the killing of vervet monkeys (impaled on a steel fence) by a well known wildlife collector in Hartebeespoort Dam, North West Province, South Africa.
Considering that there are numerous non-lethal methods available to deter monkeys from human properties, and that shooting monkeys has failed again and again to stop raiding, one can only surmise as to why someone would resort to such psychologically unhealthy, cruel behavior.

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BABOONS

Given that no other animal on earth (besides humans) drinks milk after being weaned, it is bizarre that farmers complain of baboons stealing milk from dairy cows. More and more humans are accepting that milk is an unnatural food source that is often the cause of allergies. Why would a wild primate want milk from…

BABOONS AND CONSERVATION

  This info has been taken from the following site: http://www.imfene.org/baboons-and-dogs Baboons and Dogs When baboons live near humans, they naturally come into regular contact with the pets of humans, including dogs. Sometimes interactions between baboons and dogs turn nasty and one of the animals involved – dog or baboon – ends up getting hurt. Contrary…

Monkey Mayhem

Photo: Emma Rose A transient male – who had his whole hand ripped off by another male – making his way into an urban troop in Umhlanga Rocks. Transient males suffer abnormal, serious injuries when competing for resources in areas where their natural habitat has been encroached on by human development. These monkeys have no…

What to do in Urban Monkey Land

“We see things as they are, not as we are”; an Anais Nin quote that knocks on the door of my mind repeatedly when I am in the company of wild monkeys or baboons. Observing these related primates close-up raises questions about the human-wildlife relationship that cannot be avoided. Since moving to Kwa-Zulu-Natal, this has…

Harmonious Co-existence between Humans and Baboons/Monkeys

We’ve altered their lives drastically by encroaching on their territory. We’ve destroyed habitats and have severely damaged troop structures.

This presentation is for residents who would like to co-exist peacefully with the baboons and/or monkeys around their homes.

Humans and Wild Animals- Peaceful Co-existence

Before our ancestors arrived, the Khoi-San co-existed with wild animals peacefully. Although much has changed today, the message that we are one species amongst all others, and not one species above all others, is relevant if we want to change the damaging path we are heading down…

Freedom – Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

A Glimpse into the Plight of The Persecuted Baboon and Monkey Populations in South Africa ABOVE – SOME OF THE SPECIES PERSECUTED IN SOUTH AFRICA DUE TO HUMAN/WILDLIFE CONFLICT: Comments on the Primate Populations in the Western Cape  The following comments are based on my experience as someone who works towards co-existence between residents, the…