Johannesburg baboon missing again

2012-04-18 12:01

Johannesburg - A roaming baboon located south of Johannesburg last week has gone missing again.

"Whether he is still wandering around the area or left no one knows," Lyall Meistre, owner of off-site monitoring company Vega Monitoring, said on Wednesday.

"No one has seen him for the last couple of days."

The baboon was last spotted in the Meyersdal Eco Estate on Thursday. The estate contacted animal authorities to capture him, but then could not find him.

Meistre said the animal was not injured as initially thought.

"He looks like he is in good health, but moves around the estate quite a bit," he said at the time. The primate had been on the loose for about a week-and-a-half after first being sighted by Vega staff at a complex in Bassonia, roughly two kilometres away.

Its movements were recorded on closed-circuit television cameras.

A security meeting was held on Tuesday night about the roaming baboon, said Meistre. Residents were urged not to feed it because it was wild. It was believed to be a male.

- Are you there? Have you spotted it? Send us your photos.

  • Newsmonger - 2012-04-18 12:07

    He was just representing himself at the anc Disciplinary hearing under the alias Julias.Go fetch!lol

      bluzulu - 2012-04-18 12:15

      Get back in your cage ....News...heheeheeheheee

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-18 12:30

      ah bluzulu how are you my friend....

      bluzulu - 2012-04-18 12:31

      Want me to give them a call regarding your whereabouts?

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-18 12:32

      its fine I assume they are picking you up first and I will escourt you to your tree...

      bluzulu - 2012-04-18 12:35

      Sweet as,

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-18 12:36

      tell you what bluzulu I will gladly climb up and have a kuir with you ol

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-18 12:40

      Another comrade can't find his way to the next ANCYL meeting?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-18 14:07

      Excuse my ignorance.....What be a "Kuir"

      Mike - 2012-04-18 15:08

      aa aa Juliaas, take this hearing serious man, stop running away all the time.

      Merven - 2012-04-18 15:27

      I think he means 'kuier'. To visit or socialise.

  • Den - 2012-04-18 12:11


      Merven - 2012-04-18 12:35

      Shame man, he is enjoying his freedom.

  • Rowan Cranston - 2012-04-18 12:32

    Last seen doing 160km/hr with his blue balls flashing... Lol

      Jean - 2012-04-18 14:13

      Ooooh ma wat?????

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-04-18 12:55

    this Jo'burg babboon is believed to be a refugee in the C-ape , please stake out political rallies if serious about catching it whilst dancing

  • Tanie - 2012-04-18 13:15

    Zille has sneaked out to the Guptas, again?

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-18 13:25

      hahahahaha , classic

      Nyiks11 - 2012-04-18 15:48

      it is not a babboon but a godzille

  • Elkita - 2012-04-18 13:49

    Just call him by his name and he will come to you.Oom Kriel is his name

  • Jean - 2012-04-18 14:12

    Maybe u can check up in Singapore!

  • Rethamyh - 2012-04-18 15:14

    I thought mugabe was still in hospital?!

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