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Big baboon house south africa 2012 07 05

Big baboon house south africa 2012 07 05

A male baboon grabs food from a trash can at a local restaurant July 3, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. Urbanization is believed to be the main reason for the loss of the natural baboon habitat and increasing conflict between baboons and humans. Baboons are seen as a menace while they forage for food in an urban environment breaking into restaurants, garbage cans, where ever food is visible. While many are busy chasing the primates away from their homes and businesses, Baboon Matters, a non-governmental organization attempts to educate and protect baboons to ensure their long-term future on the Cape peninsula.

Paula Bronstein