Baboon Scarface has met his maker


Baboon Scarface has met his maker

The euthanased primate is said to have been aggressive, but monitor says a firm word was enough to deter him

Senior reporter

Was he a furry menace with rotting teeth and a fiery temper?  Or just a regular bloke looking for a cheap takeout?

Either way, Scarface the Baboon is dead, the latest “rogue” baboon to be killed despite last-minute efforts to relocate him from his home turf in Betty’s Bay in the Western Cape to a wildlife sanctuary.

The demise of Scarface, officially called BBM1, has reignited debate about the province’s baboon management policy...

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