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.
To see our latest reports as well as the report archive, click on the Reports Archive button below.
This monthly report covers the period from 1 to 31 May. This report covers the start of winter, with an increase in rainfall and further reduction in temperatures. During the winter months baboons try to spend more time in town to gain access to human-derived foods (HDFs). This is evident in a decrease in the average time out of town by troops, from 99.7% in April, to 99.3% this month.
Poor or absent waste management continued to be a major attractant for baboons into the urban environment during this reporting period, particularly in the South Eastern and South Western regions. Complete lack of baboon-proofing, as well as broken, cracked and non-baboon proof bins continued to be an issue. The results of a bin audit conducted in the Da Gama and Welcome Glen areas during the past few months, highlights this, with 339 bins needing replacing in this area alone.
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.