Chacma Baboon Awareness

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Chacma baboons inhabit an exceptional wide array of habitats from woodlands, grasslands, acacia scrub and semi-desert habitats including small hills, seaside cliffs and mountains up to 2980m, near to a fresh water source. They spend most of their daylight hours on the ground, but they also forage in trees, and they sleep in trees, cliffs or high rocky outcrops where they are safe from predators. Water Sources, Baboon, Acacia, Predator, Habitats, Fresh Water, Kangaroo, Seaside, Fuentes De Agua
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Chacma baboons inhabit an exceptional wide array of habitats from woodlands, grasslands, acacia scrub and semi-desert habitats including small hills, seaside cliffs and mountains up to 2980m, near to a fresh water source. They spend most of their daylight hours on the ground, but they also forage in trees, and they sleep in trees, cliffs or high rocky outcrops where they are safe from predators.

"Margi" grooming "Jimmy"...... Baboon

"Margi" grooming "Jimmy"......

Yesterday, we moved 4 baboons that arrived in April to an outside enclosure. This is the first phase until they are ready to be incorporated into our troop for awareness purposes. Baboon, Troops, The Outsiders, Purpose

Yesterday, we moved 4 baboons that arrived in April to an outside enclosure. This is the first phase until they are ready to be incorporated into our troop for awareness purposes.....

Baboons provide food for other creatures by dropping or discarding food as they feed. Other creatures scavenge on the leftovers. Their strength and dexterity allows them to dig up roots and tubers which are not often accessible to smaller creatures so they make food available to other animals Baboon, Kangaroo, Food To Make, Roots, Strength, Creatures, Animals, Baby Bjorn, Animales
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Baboons are diurnal and move through areas. This means that they do not strip an environment of its vegetation and resources. Baboon, Monkey, Environment, Animals, Monkeys, Animales, Animaux, Animal Memes, Animal
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Chacma baboons have been on the Cape Peninsula for over 1 million years. However, unless trends change, the remaining 250 Chacma baboons of the Cape South Peninsula face extinction within 10 years.    In 2005, 50% of baboon deaths were caused by humans and by 2008, this had increased to 70%. Most of these deaths were from vehicles or guns. Orangutans, Chimpanzee, Baboon, 10 Years, Garden Sculpture, Cape, Om, Guns, Trends
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Chacma baboons have been on the Cape Peninsula for over 1 million years. However, unless trends change, the remaining 250 Chacma baboons of the Cape South Peninsula face extinction within 10 years. In 2005, 50% of baboon deaths were caused by humans and by 2008, this had increased to 70%. Most of these deaths were from vehicles or guns.

When baboons are predated on, the carcass becomes food for the predator as well as scavengers who come for the scraps. Baboon meat is the most favourite prey of the leopard and in a healthy eco-system, a top predator like a leopard has sufficient natural prey so that it is not necessary to turn to livestock killing for survival. Seed Dispersal, Eco System, Baboon, Most Favorite, Livestock, Predator, Panther, Survival, Scrap

When baboons are predated on, the carcass becomes food for the predator as well as scavengers who come for the scraps. Baboon meat is the most favourite prey of the leopard and in a healthy eco-system, a top predator like a leopard has sufficient natural prey so that it is not necessary to turn to livestock killing for survival.

Baboons spend most of their time foraging on the ground. They climb trees to escape predators, get food or to sleep. A favourite place to sleep is tall rocky outcrops but sleeping sites can also be cliffs, trees and sometimes caves or under rock overhangs.    Baboons have cheek pouches where they store their food. They rely on others in the troop for food and water. Everyone contributes to this task. Baboon, Image Shows, Caves, Predator, Pouches, Sleep, Rock, Store, Animals
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Baboons spend most of their time foraging on the ground. They climb trees to escape predators, get food or to sleep. A favourite place to sleep is tall rocky outcrops but sleeping sites can also be cliffs, trees and sometimes caves or under rock overhangs. Baboons have cheek pouches where they store their food. They rely on others in the troop for food and water. Everyone contributes to this task.

"Arin" and her troop joined our awareness program in December 2012 Baboon, Image Shows, Troops, December, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Animal Memes, Animal
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"Arin" and her troop joined our awareness program in December 2012

The Chacma Baboon plays a very big role in the environment..... Visit www.tenikwa.org Baboon, Plays, Environment, Fox, Animals, Games, Animales, Animaux, Animal Memes
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The Chacma Baboon plays a very big role in the environment..... Visit www.tenikwa.org

Baboons are diurnal and move through areas. This means that they do not strip an environment of its vegetation and resources. Baboon, Image Shows, Environment, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Animal Memes, Animal, Environmental Psychology
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Baboons are diurnal and move through areas. This means that they do not strip an environment of its vegetation and resources.