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Table Mountain National Park

Large troups of Chacma baboons (papio ursinus) feel at home here, espcially in the southern section of the park. It is the only protected population of this species in the country. Unfortunately, some visitors do feed them, although it is strictly forbidden. The social order in a troup is such that the higher ranking individuals may feed first and are even fed by the lower ones. If you feed a baboon, you'll be regarded as someone of lower rank. The baboon generalises and regards all humans as ranking below himself. He feels the humans owe him food and when it is denied, he could become aggressive, steel food and occassionally attack. Eventually such a baboon has to be killed by the rangers.

Keep the car windows closed when baboons approach your car. Don't unpack food and don't leave your car open. Once a baboon has taken something, don't try to retrieve it. An attack can be terribly dangerous!

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Top right: Beach at the Atlantic on the Cape Peninsula. Below: In the Good Hope part of the National Park.
Left: Chacma Baboons can become a nuisance, when they were fed. Top left: King Protea with Sunbird.
Chacma Baboon on the Cape Peninsula
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