Hope's Story - Chapter 1

Hope’s Story – Chapter One

This is a story about a special little person who changed my life. Her name is Hope, and she just happens to be a Vervet Monkey. Upon my arrival in South Africa in January 2013, she immediately stole my heart. ...
NATURE’S WAY FARM STALL

Peter Wilson & Nature’s Way Farm Stall

Peter Wilson operates a small dairy farm in The Crags, South Africa. He also kills primates. If Peter isn't killing off the local primates he's encouraging his staff to kill them via torture, shootings, stabbin...
Matt the Baboon | Global Animal Welfare Development Society

In Memoriam | Matt

Matt was a member of the Loredo Troop of wild baboons who used the Hebron Nature Reserve as part of their movement corridor between the adjacent farms and properties in The Crags, Western Cape, South Africa whe...
Matt the Baboon | Global Animal Welfare Development Society

Matt Gets Hiccups

Matt the Baboon was a friendly chap who lived in a wild troop near The Crags, Western Cape, South Africa. He was a good friend. When Matt found some fresh goodies in the garden or the fruit trees he inhaled the...
Douglas the Baboon

In Memoriam | Douglas

Douglas was a Chacma Baboon who lived in the Western Cape, South Africa. He was a member of the wild Loredo Troop who frequented the area and who used the Hebron Nature Reserve as a wildlife corridor between th...
Franco Vervet | Global Animal Welfare Development Society

In Memoriam | Franco

Franco was a rescued ex-pet Vervet Monkey undergoing rehabilitation at the Darwin Primate Group (DPG) sanctuary in the Western Cape, South Africa when he was confiscated by Cape Nature; the provincial "wildlife...
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Bean Loves Raspberries

Bean is a mischievous and playful rescued Chacma Baboon - he was raised by human parents after his baboon family was murdered by farmers. He's quite used to interacting with people. This video was taken in the ...
Troop Life

Troop Life

Six months living with rescued and wild primates has deeply affected me. For the better - mostly - but I'm also left somewhat haunted by the similarities between us. I've seen shocking cruelty executed towards ...
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Darwin Primate Group Sanctuary

It's been a month now, sorting through the difficult circumstances facing Darwin Primate Group and its fledgling primate sanctuary for rescued and orphaned Chacma Baboons and Vervet Monkeys. I didn't think t...
Bean

Walking With Baboons

The first time I stepped out onto the trail behind the baboons, I didn't know what to expect. Karin Saks called them into formation and off we went; through the endangered Yellowood forest with three or four yo...
Tsitsikamma National Park, ZA

Welcome to Tsitsikamma

I can't tell you just how excited I am to be here. It took about six hours by bus on the R2 to reach Plettenberg Bay or as the locals say "Plet Baai". The Garden Route is a dramatic, verdant landscape I look fo...
Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is Lekker

Locations. It's what we know as "Indian Reservations" in the west. Where poor people of the wrong racial persuasion are hidden away from the privileged masses. Out of sight out of mind. I expected the worst com...