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…

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…

Farmers vs Wildlife – the Plight of SA Primates

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: Farmers vs Wildlife – the Plight of SA Primates Farmers vs Wildlife and the Plight of SA Primates Related articles Commend Authorities for Arresting Notorious Chimpanzee Abuser (forcechange.com) Protecting Wildlife Diversity (swearercenter.wordpress.com)

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.

Darwin Primate Group

The Darwin Primate Group is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of South African primate species. There are nine provinces in SA with each province being governed by independent laws. Because the DPG is the only official primate rescue centre in the Western Cape in SA, our work is crucial to ensure 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.

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…

Communication – The Eye Brow Lift

Depending on the context, the eye brow lift (illustrated here by Alpha males, No Hands and Bud generally represents a relatively mild warning. In this case, No Hands is warning the photographer not to point a camera at him while Bud is warning a human bystander not to get close to his babies. The eyebrow…

Farmers vs Wildlife – The Crags

The Crags is an agricultural area bordering the Tsitsikamma National Park. There are no fences preventing wildlife from wandering on to agricultural land where they are vulnerable to dying tortuous deaths in poachers traps, being shot by local farmers and residents or being electrocuted on pylons.Wild primates are attracted by compost heaps, garbage, vegetable gardens,…