Africa – Misunderstanding Wild Baboons

A Researcher working in Uganda contacted me some time ago to ask if I could help her understand what was happening to the villagers in her area who had reported that the women were being “sexually harassed” by a troop of baboons. These “attacks” occurred when the women headed towards the river to do their…

Theft of the Soul

  Certain African tribes refuse to kiss because they believe that the mouth is the window to the soul. They fear having their soul stolen.   Others fear having their photos taken and regard a direct stare as a potential theft of the soul.   Then there are the numerous wild primates who consider a…

Living With Our Wild Neighbors

Living With Baboons Before our ancestors established farms in the Western Cape, the respectful Khoi-San co-existed peacefully with wild animals.