Baboon Bandits - Monkey Alert in South Africa

Nature & Wildlife 52' or 43' 2011 HD

They steal handbags, open cars and have no respect for humans. The last baboons of the Table Mountain region have become a real plague.

The resident population is split into sympathetic protectors and fierce opponents. The animals are deliberately run over by cars, shot and poisoned. The days of the last baboons at the Cape seem to be numbered.

According to scientists the baboons have to relearn that humans are a threat in order to survive. Thus a special force has been recruited from the townships: the 'Baboon Police'. Day and night the officers follow the marauding baboon troops trying to chase away the monkeys with slingshots, sticks and whips.

The documentary follows the 'Baboon Police' and their marauding monkey clans. Is there still a chance for humans and baboons to live in peaceful neighbourhood?

Produced by

Marco Polo Film AG


English, German, French


ZDF, arte

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