City insists decision to leave baboons was informed

The City's biodiversity manager, Julia Wood, says it is not true that Baboon Matters were denied access to the National Park because it's an open access park.

Jenni Trethowan of Baboon Matters told CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies this week that they were denied access to the park to offer help to the baboon that was clearly in pain. The baboon later died after being injured in the recent fires.

She acknowledges that the organisation approached TMNP (Table Mountain National Park) management requesting access to the baboon but were told not to intervene.

Under the Protected Areas Act the authorities have the mandate to protect the animals.

Julia Wood, City of Cape Town Manager, Biodiversity Management

It is unfortunate that this baboon died... we work tirelessly to try and make sure that these baboons are safe.

Julia Wood, City of Cape Town Manager, Biodiversity Management

Wood says as soon as the fires were under control, they went to look for the baboons and discovered that two were injured. They were advised by vets and experts to leave the baboons because the best way to recover is for them to remain with the troop.

We monitored them everyday, trying to make sure that the baboons were fine. We did everything we could in the best interest of the troop and the mother.

Julia Wood, City of Cape Town Manager, Biodiversity Management

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