Update on Baby Irene

2017-06-13 06:00
Baby Irene on the mend.Photo: Supplied

Baby Irene on the mend.Photo: Supplied

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BABY Irene, a Vervet monkey that sustained severe burn wounds on her feet due to being dragged by a group of young boys along the hot tar, is on the mend at Crow.

On Wednesday, March 15, Kevin Rundle, a builder by trade, witnessed the incident and stopped his car to save baby Irene.

Baby Irene had severe burn wounds on both her feet and two puncture holes that were badly infected as well as she was also very dehydra- ted.

Her wounds were treated by applying burn ointment and changing the bandages about three times a day.

Baby Irene has joined the rest of the nursery group of about 10 babies.

At a later stage, the group will be joined with the older babies and then moved to the bigger enclosures as a troop.

As primates are social animals, it is important to build a sustainable troop with adult males, females and juveniles. It takes about three to four years for a troop to have properly settled in.

After bonding as a troop of about 28 monkeys, they will be released on a farm where regular supervision is conducted to update Crow on the progress of the troop.

If you are aware of any sites around KwaZulu-Natal for the release our wildlife, give Crow a call on 031 462 1127 as we are always looking for additional release sites.

- Supplied




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