We recently received this young baboon who was confiscated from the illegal trade by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.
On Mother’s Day, when we should be celebrating the special relationship between a mother and her offspring, it is important to keep in mind the importance of such a relationship. Young animals learn crucial information from their mothers, such as how to properly interact with their own species, as well as how to successfully hunt or forage for food. Many wild animals are sold to become pets, where adequate care is rarely provided.
Fortunately, this young baboon is now under the care of Al-Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife, where she will be respected as a wild animal and provided with a natural environment to roam and rest in.
This young baboon is currently being rehabilitated at the New Hope Centre and is still adjusting to her new environment but will be integrated with out two other baboons when she is stronger!