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Wildlife Guardian is Accepted by Family of Baboons She Protects | Care2 Causes

Wildlife Guardian is Accepted by Family of Baboons She Protects | Care2 Causes

Written by Karen Paolillo of the Turgwe Hippo Trust In Africa, baboons are looked upon as vermin. The attitude is that the only good baboon is a dead one. During daylight hours, baboons are constantly on the move for food. In lean times with no rains, they exist with empty stomachs for days on end. That changed abruptly for one group of baboons when my husband and I moved into the troop’s territory. We began by camping above the riverbank, and eventually building a home of brick and thatch. During a time of absolutely no rain at all, we became saviors to all the animals around us. We initially concentrated on two families of hippos living in the Turgwe River, but the food we laid out every evening was feeding over 60 other wild animals as well as the entire family of baboons and a troop of vervet monkeys. The baboons found the Soya bean hay left for the hippos more suitabl...

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