Publicly available monthly reports are produced about the baboon management project. These contain raiding activity and out of town records of the Cape Peninsula baboons, as well as a breakdown of hotline calls for the month, and updated monthly population figures of each troop. In addition to this, monthly, seasonal and daily trends of baboon behaviour are reported on.
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This monthly report covers the period from 1 to 31 August 2019. During August, there was an increase in the number of troops which spent 100% of their time out of time, with only the Da Gama and Waterfall Troops not achieving this. This is expected as the worst months of winter, during which the troops push down towards the lower reaches of the mountains to find shelter from the rain and wind, are over.
Individuals of the Constantia 2 Troop were the only individuals to spend 100% of their time out of town during the month of August. Unfortunately, this highlights the continued attractants available to baboons within the urban area, which attracts individuals away from the troops and into town to raid. Poor waste management, access to food at various restaurants and other establishments and fruiting trees were the main attractants to individuals during the month of August 2019.
Baboon Rangers are provided for events, functions and film shoots that are held in areas that baboons may frequent. The Rangers provide security and peace of mind for the people attending the function so that they can enjoy themselves without being harassed.
HWS is the only service provider in Cape Town that holds the required CapeNature permit that allows the use of aversive techniques in the management of baboons. To request a quote please complete the enquiry form or contact us.
Information and Advice
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