Kleinmond fire burn victim, Kelly, was finally released back with her troop earlier today after twelve days and two consecutive CapeNature permit applications. Kelly was rushed to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA animal hospital late afternoon on Thursday 21 January with severe burn wounds to her hands and feet. She has undergone extensive clinical treatment under the care of resident veterinarian, Dr Stephan Spamer and was cleared for release this week.
Cape of Good Hope SPCA Wildlife Officer, Jon Friedman, released Kelly this afternoon within line of sight from her troop. According to Friedman “Kelly vocalised after her release calling to her troop before she disappeared into the brush when they answered back”
We extend our thanks to our team, Baboon Matters, the baboon rangers and volunteers that assisted with this operation and of course the public who contributed financially towards the rescue operation.