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 September 2019. September is generally regarded as the start of spring when the winter rains complement the heat of summer and the fynbos comes alive. This month the baboon troops spent 99.6% of their time out of town, suggesting there was sufficient food for the baboons out of town.
Unfortunately, baboon individuals only spent 94.3% of their time out of town, indicating that certain individuals were returning to town on quite a regular basis. This was partly caused by fights between the dominant males upsetting the rest of the troop. However, the main reasons for individuals spending time in town would appear to be the continued poor waste management in many areas, and also the high availability of trees with ripening fruit.
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.
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