Baboon Technical Team Information Release – 14 January - Beware fake news

The tagging of adult baboons is a baboon management strategy used for identifying leading individuals in a troop.

There are currently 10 females (25% of female adults in the managed population) and 28 males (50% of the male adults in the managed population) which are tagged across the 11 managed troops in the Southern Cape Peninsula.

There are currently 418 baboons in the 11 managed baboon troops.

The conspiracy theory being circulated by baboon activists - that a tagged baboon signals the imminent euthanasia of a baboon - is at best ....factually inaccurate information – and at worst … fake news intended to manipulate the emotions of residents.

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