Wildlife Type Baboon, Chacma Baboon
Site Naankuse wildlife sanctuary
Sex Female
Year of Birth


Date of Arrival

Aug 2014

A visually impaired, 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, 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.

We do not receive any government funding and are solely reliant on generous donations to continue caring for the many orphaned, injured and conflict animals that call N/a’an ku sê home. We simply could not do what we do without our supporters and donors.

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