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Unread postby vahine » Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:05 pm

Hi all forumites :D
Here is the best pics of baboons I took during my last trip to Kruger last September
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:24 pm

We came across a female baboon recently who was carrying around a dead baby. We felt so sorry for her, you could really see the pain in her eyes. She let nobody near it and refused to let it go... :cry:
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Unread postby restio » Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:49 pm

That's so sad, WAC. :(
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Unread postby Nico » Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:39 pm

Here you see a stability course of a young Baboon, enjoy :lol:

[video]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3H5lMpD0fLk[/video]
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Unread postby Aussie Ranger » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:08 am

ha good video you got there. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:08 am

Heard this on Monitor, a news/actuality programme on RSG this morning. Renewed conservation efforts are being made in the Tablemountain NP concerning Chacma baboons, with money made available by a government body. Anybody with more and more accurate info? I missed a large bit of the story.

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:19 am

Hi GP, good to see you getting back into the mill of things on the forum again.

It is very interesting to know that this thing is being taken further, as it will hopefully bring an end to an immense problem! This is the link of the last bit i have heard about this initiative.

http://www.sabcnews.com/south_africa/ge ... 02,00.html

I've noticed this, this morning. This is most probably what you were talking about, right?

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1 ... 668C106350

Here is another report.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1 ... 946C401292

Keep us posted if you hear more about it, please. :wink:
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Unread postby Guinea Pig » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:45 am

Thanks Wildtuinman, exactly what I was looking for. 8) We do tend to forget a baboon is probably the animal most influenced by human encroachment. Good to hear something is done in their favour for a change.

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Unread postby Safrica » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:20 pm

i really love watching baboons!

my last visit to KNP was also the first trip of my girlfriend to africa - and she couldn`t stop watching baboons - especially the young ones :lol:
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Unread postby roaneric » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:16 pm

I love baboons. Could watch them for hours.

This is my favorite pic from my visit 3 weeks ago.

Poor mom.. ouch... :shock:

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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:19 pm

Hahaha :lol: I like this photo of yours roaneric!

Looks like its even starting to turn blue! :shock:
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Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:22 pm

eeeeeek!!!! That looks painful... :naughty:
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:32 pm

Just watched your video Nico :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

My word, looks just like the games my brother and I used to play when we were little!! :redface:
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