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Roaming male baboon safely returned to Tokai troop <p>​</p><span><p>The male baboon who roamed the Tokai urban area before he was returned to his natal Tokai troop on Saturday, 6 February 2021.</p><p>The male baboon was captured and returned to his natal Tokai troop on Saturday morning, 6 February 2021. NCC Environmental Services who is contracted to manage the City’s Urban Baboon Programme, undertook the operation.</p><p>Baboon rangers will continue monitoring the Tokai Troop.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1588px;" /></figure></span><p>The male baboon crossed the very busy M3 road in Tokai on Friday, 5 February 2021. The City consulted with CapeNature and the SPCA, and decided to capture and return the baboon to his natal troop. </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 baboons and the public that baboons remain in their natural habitat.</p><p>The City kindly requests residents from neighbourhoods adjacent to mountainous areas to please store wheelie bins in a safe space; to enclose vegetable gardens and composting areas; and to not leave food out for pets to discourage opportunistic foraging.</p><p><strong>Residents can phone the Baboon Hotline number 071 588 6540 for assistance.</strong></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> </figure>​​</span>2021-02-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#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|#ed7ee89f-0380-4912-bf96-2f4daeda2ac6;L0|#0ed7ee89f-0380-4912-bf96-2f4daeda2ac6|tokai10

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