Some residents loved him, some residents hated him. Whatever their feeling was towards him, Kataza the baboon became part of the Kommetjie neighbourhood.
Residents in the Western Cape town had become accustomed to the roaming baboon who had been living in and around the town.
After Kataza frequently raided residential homes in Kommetjie, and failed to reintegrate with other baboon tribes in the area, it was decided that the local SPCA will capture him.
After his capture he was moved to the Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Limpopo.
The SPCA’s Jaco Pieterse told IOL that they were monitoring Kataza’s journey.
"We have been advised that he was doing well and settling in. We wish Kataza the best life in his new home. He deserves to be happy and live a normal baboon life. We will be keeping a close eye on his new journey," he said.
While most residents liked the idea of having a resident baboon, the SPCA had concerned residents reporting that gun shots have been heard in the area where Kataza was at the time.
Watch the News24 video below of Kataza settling in at his new home where he has been called a "gentleman".
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