Johannesburg baboon still not found

2012-04-12 12:23

Johannesburg - A baboon roaming the south of Johannesburg had not been found by Thursday morning, said the Johannesburg SPCA.

"The baboon is still missing. At this time, we don't know where he is," said Johannesburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) chief executive Dirk van Niekerk.

"The area he is moving around in is about 1 000 ha, so it won't be easy to find him," he said.

The baboon, which is apparently injured, has been sighted between Bassonia and Meyersdal.
Van Niekerk said a positive factor was that the area was not densely populated.

"We have people in the area that will be in touch with us if they see him," he said.

Lyall Meistre, the owner of Vega Monitoring, said he had sent people in search of the baboon on Thursday.

Staff at Meistre's off-site monitoring company 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.

At the time, Vega business development manager Carmen Terino said the baboon looked like a male and was huge.

"It looks like he could be injured. It seems that he is distressed and disorientated, and you can see he is lost and doesn't know what to do," she said.

- Have you seen the animal? Let us know

  • colin.langley - 2012-04-12 12:43


  • Michael - 2012-04-12 12:48

    aw shucks. I came here to comment, but I see you guys have the Govt and Julius Mal-enema covered already

      charl4e - 2012-04-12 16:01

      same! had like 5 jokes on my mind, after reading the comments made, I have none.

      Wesley - 2012-04-12 16:38

      I think I saw something at Lthuli house

  • nicolette.duraan - 2012-04-12 12:49

    Surprised people still make jokes like that in this day and age...

      nicolette.duraan - 2012-04-12 13:21

      @leonardsb1 The insult is not to the animal but to the people referred to here. By all means, make a joke, but the situation in our country is still so sensitive.

      Brett - 2012-04-12 13:27

      No nicolette in this case the insult is to the animal...

      Gloria - 2012-04-12 13:33

      @ Leonardb1 - If I could, I would give you million thumbs up. Well said. Nicolette, lighten the F up.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-12 13:35

      Nicolette, people like you will keep the situation so sensitive. What on earth can be sensitive after almost twenty years. Give me a break.

  • James - 2012-04-12 13:01

    He is in limpopo!!! look there!!

  • Ester - 2012-04-12 13:07

    Go and look in parliament

  • Faizie - 2012-04-12 13:10

    It stole those laptops from Cosatu guy.

  • Irene - 2012-04-12 13:11

    Try Lithuli House. Lot's of them there.

  • Julie - 2012-04-12 13:11

    Try Luthuli House....

  • Ester - 2012-04-12 13:14

    It's his birthday today.Won't find him

  • Hansen.aka.Stig - 2012-04-12 13:20

    Only in SA!! hahahaha brilliant, these comments have made my day!

  • Lance - 2012-04-12 13:22

    ester and julie you so pretty would you like to meet im single white guy

      Malette - 2012-04-12 15:50

      LOL Lance...seriously????

  • talita.vangreuning - 2012-04-12 13:26

    Why don’t you people stop with the racist comments, and start caring for the actual poor animal involved.... Its people like you who contributes to making this country such an unbearably place to live in.

  • craig.hallett - 2012-04-12 13:29

    "It seems that he is distressed and disorientated, and you can see he is lost and doesn't know what to do" - Could be any visiting motorist to Joburg. Be more specific please.

  • Herman - 2012-04-12 13:30

    julios malemos?

  • Gieljam - 2012-04-12 13:34

    EISH, See what one means if the comment sick society is used even this primate has sensed this and has thus , so to speak opted to take the road hopefully he'll meet up with a humane end.

  • Nicholas - 2012-04-12 13:34

    Stop guys! News24 are getting sore fingers deleting all the comments ...

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-12 13:37

    I hope they find him soon. Poor thing. When I first heard this I thought they were talking about Jacob.

  • Virginia - 2012-04-12 14:03

    Oh I sincerely hope that they find this poor creature and take him to a sanctuary where he can be treated properly. To the rest of you making very clever comments, please stop insulting animals when you refer to the human species.

  • Mark - 2012-04-12 14:50

    I read this morning that he was back in Zim, you can stop looking

  • Christina - 2012-04-12 15:07

    no!!!!! have not seen it, but when i do surely wil let you know!!!!

  • Given Von Baloyi - 2012-04-12 15:09

    I knew it, that primate's relatives are busy making stupid comments on this site, somebody must find him and take him to his farm

  • Thololo - 2012-04-12 15:34

    What a shame poor animal.

  • eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-04-12 17:50

    Like the ANC said, "it’s a cold and lonely world out there with out the ANC". May JuJu find a tree to climb and stay there.

  • Mary - 2012-04-12 20:29

    Only one on the loose ???

  • Jan - 2012-04-12 23:01

    Its like: Ah the circus is in town! - oh, no wait, its just the union building.

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