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City to return baboon to his natal Tokai troop <p>​</p><p>NCC Environmental Services who is contracted to manage the City’s Urban Baboon Programme, has informed the City earlier today, 5 February 2021, that the male baboon has crossed the very busy M3 road in Tokai.</p><p>The baboon will be captured and returned to his natal Tokai troop and natural habitat as the urban area is unsafe for him.</p><p>The City has consulted CapeNature on this matter, and CapeNature has confirmed that the City is allowed to do so in terms of the permits issued. The SPCA has also been consulted.</p><p>Baboon rangers are currently monitoring his movements.</p><p>The urban area with its busy roads, domestic animals, people and unhealthy food, is dangerous for baboons. It is in the interest of the safety of the baboon and the public that he be returned to his natal troop, and natural habitat. The City will do so as soon as the circumstances allow for his capture and return.</p><p>In the meantime, the surrounding community is encouraged to please assist by keeping their doors and windows closed as far as possible, to store wheelie bins in a safe space, and not to leave food out for pets to discourage opportunistic foraging.</p><p>Residents can phone the Baboon Hotline number 071 588 6540 for assistance.</p><p><strong>End</strong><br>              </p>2021-02-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#c14f4280-0d1f-445c-b56a-6a27e5ddf88a;L0|#0c14f4280-0d1f-445c-b56a-6a27e5ddf88a|Baboon;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87;L0|#06ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87|nature reserve10

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