Baboon Matters released episode one of their “Learning About Baboons” video series in the hopes of educating the South African public.
Cape Town, South Africa – Earlier this year, the Baboon Matters Trust started a video series to educate the South African population about roaming baboons.
They hope that the educational video will make people more understanding when baboons come through their neighbourhoods.
“Education is a core focus of Baboon Matters. We believe that changing perceptions and the way we manage human activity in baboon-affected areas are the only ways to ensure a sustainable future for South Africa’s baboon population and to create a society that values our wild neighbours and their rightful place in our natural heritage.”
While it may have been some time since they shared episode one, it still contains valuable information, and if you have not seen it, now may be the time to learn a few interesting facts.
“This is the first in our series of short, fun educationals that will help you to know your baboon neighbours a bit better. If you understand baboons more, we hope you will be able to prepare and implement measures to reduce conflicts and make sure baboons don’t get easy food rewards from human areas.”
This video is essential more today than ever after a video of a male baboon eating spaghetti carbonara in Cape Town went viral. While many laughed and found the video entertaining, it is essential to note that that baboon is at significant risk of being shot due to its behaviour.
Had everyone not been calm, the situation could have been very different!
Take a look at episode one below and the Facebook page for more of their video series.