Baboon located on Meyersdal estate

2012-04-13 09:41

Johannesburg - A baboon roaming the south of Johannesburg since Saturday has been located, off-site monitoring company Vega Monitoring said on Friday.

"He was spotted in the Meyersdal Eco Estate yesterday [Thursday] and we have photographs of him sitting and relaxing," said Vega owner Lyall Meistre.

"He is not injured. He looks like he is in good health, but moves around the estate quite a bit."

Earlier on Friday Vega business development manager Carmen Terino said the baboon had not been found yet, but added that she was still waiting for feedback from other people.

Meistre later said that the baboon had been located, but not yet captured.

He said animal authorities were working with the estate's manager to capture the animal. Residents were urged not to feed it as it was wild.

Staff at Vega first sighted the baboon at a complex in Bassonia on Saturday. Its movements were recorded on closed circuit television cameras.

The primate was sighted again on Wednesday in Meyersdal, about two kilometres from Bassonia.

The "huge" baboon was believed to be a male.

  • clinton.badenhorst - 2012-04-13 09:43

    Hey... They found Malema!

      Mashudu - 2012-04-13 09:55


  • Mike - 2012-04-13 10:08

    'he looks in good health'... it was his birthday yesterday so he would look in good health.

  • Shirley - 2012-04-13 10:19

    Great news! Hope he continues to be well looked after!

  • raegan.mcreed - 2012-04-13 11:19

    I guess baboolema is looking for a home around the estate, since his mansion is not completely built has yet, due to his lack of funds his gone bananas!....

      Gloria - 2012-04-13 13:16

      Oh my word, your comment is hilarious!! I could not stop laughing. :)Everybody in the office was staring at me. Thanks for a good laugh!!

  • anthro45 - 2012-04-13 13:18

    He was looking for 400000 bananas to pay the contruction company.

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-13 13:19

    Oh good news. Now he can be brought back to a safer place. I am glad he isn't injured.

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