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


Date of Arrival

Oct 2015

Watching our miniature munchkin enthusiastically bouncing in the baby troop, it is difficult to recall the terrifying and traumatic start in life that heartbreakingly befell Spanner. Kept under horrifically abusive circumstances, Spanner was thankfully rescued and subsequently looked after by an animal lover who ultimately brought him into our care in October 2015. Initially weary of humans, it took time, patience and a ton of love to win over our tiny tot, and win him over we did! Spanner aka “Spanana Banana” adores cuddles, games and giggles all round, and sucking your finger is a beloved pastime!