Shingwedzi jungle-gym

Boisterous Baby Baboons

Driving around the Kruger National Park, especially along one of the major rivercourses, you’re bound to come across a troop or two of baboons. Watching their behaviour and especially their human-like interactions is extremely entertaining.

We encountered this little group one afternoon along the Shingwedzi River, during our September 2014 visit. While the big male watched, sometimes with what seemed like considerable concern for their well-being, the energetic little ones were clambering into a smallย tree and jumping down again, over and over again, their happiness clearly written all over their faces…



35 thoughts on “Boisterous Baby Baboons

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      1. Amy

        I admire your passion and commitment for nature. Many of us have had the privilege of visiting these majestic places and see animals through your lens. Thank you for your effort! And, thank you for coming to my site and give me your support.

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  3. Norm 2.0

    You had me at Kruger National Park ๐Ÿ™‚ Just wow.
    Of course every corner of this world has its special places, but for me this one has always been bucket-list material.
    I hope to get there one day soon. Until then I’ll keep enjoying your great photos!



    Brilliant photo’s guys – observing primates is one of our favourite things when they are around. It’s because they displays so many human treats I guess? Never forget a troop patrolling the banks of the Timbavati river in the early morning – the infantry patrolling the high banks while the kids were playing in the dry riverbed. Just absolutely switched on.


  5. perdebytjie

    Dis sulke oulike foto’s,Dries!Ek hou veral van die een waar die knapie onderstebo hang.Dis net soos kinders.Ons het eendag aanskou hoe ‘n befoeterde mannetjie,stout kleintjies gejaag en pak gegee het.Dis was ‘n vreeslike geskree!


  6. mjculverphotography

    Adorable dear de Wets. I’ve always thought their antics were fascinating but you totally managed to capture them in action beautifully. Marks and I have been participating in our Biketoberfest, one of our two motorcycle events in the area so have had no time for posting. We might take a break tomorrow to take a breather. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend dear friends.


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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Careful Joey, you’re on that motorcycle so often you’ll soon need a new saddle! Just kidding, I’m glad you and Marks are having a great time together in the outdoors ๐Ÿ˜€

      Enjoy the ‘fest, and the weekend ahead. Hope you have great weather – we’ve had massive sandstorms across much of the country this week, hopefully the rains will come soon.

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      1. rondomtaliedraai

        Vanoggend oor RSG vertel hulle mens moet lastige blouapies met ysblokkies en ‘n kettie takel want hulle wikkel tot die dakteels los op soek na insekte. Ken jy dalk ‘n beter plan?


      2. de Wets Wild Post author

        Ai ja Tina, die apies kan lastig wees. Maar ek weet darem nie of ek hulle met ys sal skiet nie, dit kan hulle maklik seerder maak as wat mens dalk bedoel het. As hulle gereeld op dieselfde plek kom sukkel, sal ek n rubberslang daar probeer; ek het al gesien by die piekniekplekke in die Krugerwildtuin, waar die apies regtig kwaaddoen, en soms selfs aggressief is, werk dit nogal as mens net n slang op jou tafel neersit.


      3. rondomtaliedraai

        Ja iemand het dit ook voorgestel … ek dink ook dit ysblokkies was darem nie bedoel as ‘n hele blokkie op ‘n slag nie. Die probleem is groter oor mense hulle voer … maar jy sal beter weet.


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