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 30 November 2019. This month was another successful month for baboons, with time out of town for the troops averaging 99.9%. The Da Gama Troop was the only troop which did not achieve 100% time out of town. Despite this high percentage of time out of town, there were still 83 raid-related calls to the hotline. These were largely for individuals entering the urban environment (73 calls), particularly from Simonstown, Scarborough/Misty Cliffs and Tokai/Firgrove. Hotline calls related to bins raids were down from 11 calls in October 2019, to only two calls in November 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
Please find below a wealth of links to information pertaining to baboon related matters.