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 December 2018. Over the past five years, November and December have generally been the two best months for baboon troop management. This is because it is warm, there is natural food available in the fynbos, and the heat and drought of summer have not taken hold yet. Since 2013, troops have spent over 99% of their time out of town during December.
For December 2018, HWS is proud to announce a new record achievement. For the first time all managed baboon troops were out of town for 100% of the time out of town. For the past six months this average has been 99.9%, but this month we managed 100%. This is not so say that there were no individuals in town. Here the average time out of town was 95.6%, but this was mainly as a result of just three or four baboons raiding town.
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
Please find below a wealth of links to information pertaining to baboon related matters.