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…

The con in conservation – South African legislation.

To those looking for a way to prevent monkeys or baboons from being shot, please contact your local NSPCA and police station to help.   WESTERN CAPE 2015: The con in conservation. During my seventeen years working with wild primates, one nagging concern remained consistent: our nature conservation authorities appeared to be on the wrong…

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…

Re-directed Aggression – The Primate Way

TAU – THE SURVIVOR: A young baboon of 3 years old has been confirmed to be shot by a high calibre fire arm after being treated by local vet Magdalena Braum of Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre. The bullet entered from the back of the shoulder, shattered the bone, then entered and exited his…

Cross-Species Relationships – Darwin Primate Group

The Harmonious Relationship Between Dogs, Chickens, Rehabilitated orphaned monkeys and Wild Baboons. For seven years, these wild baboons did not ever attempt to harm a chicken, free-roaming rescue monkey, cat or dog at the Darwin Primate Group. (The huskies in this video were rescued to save them from being euthanased by their people, and due…

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.

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 Karin Saks The following comments are based on my experience as someone who works towards co-existence between…