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 October 2019. Summer has arrived, with higher temperatures and the increased availability of plenty of fresh forage for the baboons. The extra forage at this time of year, tends to result in the baboons spending more time in the mountains and pushing less to raid in the urban environment. This trend is confirmed during this month, with the troops spending 99.9% time out of town, while individuals time out of town was 95.9%. Further to this, there was a significant decrease (30%) in raid-related hotline calls for this month, compared to September 2019. The percentage of raid-related calls for occupied house raids was also down to 7%, from 14% last month.
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.