HOTLINE LAUNCHED FOR VOELKLIP (HERMANUS) BABOONS

(071 588 6540)

 

 


Overstrand Municipality, in partnership with Human Wildlife Solutions (HWS),
activated a hotline to enable residents in the Voëlklip area to report baboon
sightings.
The dedicated hotline number for reporting baboons is 071 588 6540.
In addition, baboon monitors have been appointed to manage the Voëlklip troop
from the beginning of November.
WHEN TO CALL:
• To report baboons in the urban areas of Hermanus
• To report baboons on your property
• To report injuries of baboons
• To report incidents of feeding or harming baboons
DETAILS:
• Your name and address
• The specific address where you saw the baboon/s last
NUMBER OF BABOONS SEEN
• What the baboon was doing (e.g. foraging on the side of the road/ raiding a bin/
entering a house)
• Take note if you see any ear tags or collars on the baboon/s, and what colour
the ear tag is
• Whether the baboon is in the house/ garden or in the road
When NOT to call:
• To complain about municipal issues and to make queries about baboon
management please contact the Municipality’s environmental management
services on 028 316 8249).
ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION:
• Could you tell if it was a male or female baboon
• If the baboon raided a house, note whether there were people in the house or
not
• How did the baboon get into the house
• If you can no longer see the baboon, how long ago did you see it (timeframe) -
Please try to report baboons in the urban area immediately
• If you are reporting an injury, try to assess whether the baboon is an adult or a
juvenile and what body part is injured and whether the behaviour of the baboon
appears normal
• If you are reporting a feeding or harming incident, please try to take a video of

the incident and gather as much information as you can, pictures of the person/s
and/or car/s involved, time, date and place. This information will be passed on to
Cape Nature to investigate.

Phone: 071 507 5893

Fax: 086 544 8682

P O Box 134, Hermanus, 7200

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