HOME INVASIONS

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These events are becoming standard procedure. The troop is naturally extremely agile and efficient at gaining access to homes. The smallest gap in a window or door, will attract interest, often with the slim junior members of the troop gaining entry through small opening first. This can cause consternation as the larger adults attempt to […]

WHY ARE BABOONS BECOMING HABITUATED TO SUBURBIA?

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On refuse collection days the baboon troop plunders through the area often quicker than the collection crew. Abandoned refuse bags are easy pickings for baboons. Being naturally opportunistic, highly adaptable primates, they learn quickly. The Voelklip troop has evolved into an aggressive, impatient troop, addicted to the sugary rewards of filthy refuse bags and household […]

OTHER TROOPS

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These other Hermanus troops are not known to be aggressive and are not as adapted to human interaction, although they will still enjoy a refuse bag or human food if available. The “Vogelgat Troop” inhabit the private Vogelgat Reserve to the East of Voelklip and move around in the vicinity, and sometimes onto the R43. […]

VOELKLIP TROOP

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Background and current status: The Voelklip troop hails from the pristine, abundant conservation area of Fernkloof Nature Reserve where these primates have been foraging naturally on the endemics and indigenous bounty for centuries. Sadly, they are now habituated to suburbia and have become increasingly aggressive since baboon monitors and the virtual fence were discontinued. The […]