From the Limpopo River in the north to Cape Point in the south, South Africa is home to the chacma baboon. These intelligent primates live in family groups called troops, headed up by an alpha male. The females in the group are the core of the family, protective and loving mothers who care for their infants. The alpha male is a father figure, a leader who guards and guides his family.
As urban development encroaches on the natural habitats of baboons, humans and baboons come into closer contact. Conflict arises when baboons see humans as a source of food. To keep baboons wild and free, we need to take responsibly for our food, waste and property and encourage troops to find their food resources in wild areas.
Through this website, we aim to create a better understanding of baboons by providing information which promotes comprise and co-operation between all stakeholders.
You live on the urban edge and want to learn more about baboons, how to baboon-proof your home and manage your waste.