Three Hamadryas Baboons, also known as old-world monkeys, imported from Singapore zoo will soon be sent to the Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP).
African natives: These baboons are native to the African countries close to the shore. They are hunted for their skin, and there is also a threat of the loss of natural habitat.
The details: Out of the three imported baboons, two are male while one is female. The three baboons are a part of sixteen Hamadryas Baboons that were imported from Singapore.
- BBP sent a few native monkey species to the Singapore zoo in exchange for the baboons.
Current status: All sixteen baboons are placed under quarantine at the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysuru. The BBP does not have a quarantine facility.
- Apart from the baboons, an orphaned elephant calf from Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary will also be sent to the BBP for rehabilitation.