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Animal Proof Dustbin Donation to KNP

08 July 2008

Everyone knows the sight of the baboon proof (or Animal proof as we lately call them) dustbins that are scattered all over the Kruger National Park..

In the photograph, Honorary Ranger Mike Hayhurst is handing over the first batch of new units to David Mnisi, from Technical Services in Skukuza. This forms part of the HR national project to donate 182 of these units for installation in the Skukuza restcamp.

There has of late been a spate of incidents where baboons and monkeys have raided rubbish storage areas, due to a shortage of Animal proof bins in the camp.

This promotes the spreading of disease, is detrimental to animal health (when ingested) and provides SANParks with many complaints from visitors and members of SANParks alike, and is obviously not the message that we are trying to promote. Nobody wants to be greeted with the site of rubbish scattered around an area.

The dustbins have generously been donated by NAMPAK Ltd, and the HR’s are sourcing funds to manufacture the mechanical units. Interested parties in this major project are requested to contact the NEC Representative, John Brankin at 082 902-0479.