Baboons left to die after mountain fires despite efforts to save them

Jenni Trethowan of Baboon Matters speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about baboons that were left destitute after the recent fires that ravaged their home in the mountains.

According to Trethowan, they were denied access to a troop of baboons including a little female Phoenix baboon left injured during the recent fires.

She says they made several appeals to the City of Cape Town and the management at the Table Mountain National Park but they were told the baboons were fine.

We were told we are not professionals and we have no clue...

Jenni Trethowan of Baboon Matters

Trethowan says despite their efforts to save the little Phoenix baboon and the fuss made on social media by almost 100 000 people, the animal was left for dead.

I think the whole thing was unnecessary.

Jenni Trethowan of Baboon Matters

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