Cape Peninsula Baboon Research Unit


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Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula Baboon Research Unit is a collection of scientists focusing their research on baboons of the Cape Peninsula and surrounding areas. This research encompasses various aspects of baboon biology, including ecology, behaviour, genetics and evolution.

The Cape Peninsula baboon population is distributed from the Tokai Forest in the southern suburbs of Cape Town down to the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. The baboon population is under increasing pressure from human habitation, which has decreased and fragmented the baboon habitat in the Peninsula, and conflict between humans and baboons is prevalent. Part of the group’s goal is to contribute information on baboon biology that will aid in baboon conservation and management.


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