Happy outcome to a cruel situation
This adult Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) was confiscated in a collaborative effort between SPCA Randfontein & Westonaria as well as SPCA Roodepoort Krugersdorp. After receiving an anonymous tip, the team confiscated the baboon and transported him to our hospital.
Once sedated, we examined him and found that he was severely underweight and in poor condition, likely from stress and incorrect nutrition. He has been transferred to a permitted specialist primate facility where he will be reintegrated with other baboons and prepared for his eventual release back into the wild.
Thank you to the respective SPCA's for their tireless work and dedication to our urban wildlife.
For the original post by the SPCA, click here: https://www.facebook.com/444327732366464/posts/1407631829369378/
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Pics: Lauren Beckley & Ashley Pienaar
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.