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New war strategy on the cards as Cape baboons storm the barracks

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New war strategy on the cards as Cape baboons storm the barracks

Planned wildlife programme comes after the species’ population explodes by 90% from 2006 to 2021

Senior reporter

Baboons have scored a symbolic victory over humans in the tussle for supremacy in Cape Town’s southern suburbs.

The city has confirmed it is reviewing its “Urban Baboon Programme” after several years of trying to keep the elusive primates out of the suburbs. The city has now proposed adopting a new “Living Alongside Wildlife Programme” to be circulated for public comment later this month.

“The city will be presenting a report and approach to the proposed programme to council’s portfolio committee on spatial planning and environment on Thursday, May 5,” said Eddie Andrews, the city’s deputy mayor and mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment...

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