A blind, traumatized, terribly weak and under-nourished little baboon girl landed in our animal haven in August 2014.
Meet Shrinky… the baboon who beat all odds. More than a year old when she arrived, tiny Shrinky was only the size of a baboon a few months old. Her first weeks at N/a’an ku sê were spent fattening up that pint-sized body, with only the most nourishing foods passing those little baboon lips. Regular doses of vitamin B improved her poor eyesight, while “yoga” sessions and exercise strengthened the weak limbs, her coordination and movements improving each day. A real toughie, Shrinky is now a bona fide baboon, almost keeping up with the rest of the baby troop, who instinctively protected their weakest new member. Shrinky now shines in her ability to climb and play. Our beautiful girl will never reach the true heights of baboon agility and mental prowess, but will forever be an ambassador for all creatures weaker and smaller than the rest.