Kataza, the male chacma baboon SK11 has been returned to his natal Slangkop troop home, after spending over 70 days in Tokai.
Kataza was darted, medically assessed, and transported by NCC Environmental Services back to his natal troop on Thursday morning.
In a statement the City of Cape Town said “SK11 (Kataza) was captured in the Tokai area in the morning. All forms of artificial identification were removed, and he was assessed by a veterinarian before his release in his natal Slangkop troop home range soon after.”
Adding that Kataza was found to be fit and healthy prior to his release.
The City also said, going forward, Kataza’s previous raiding record will not be considered in future decisions.
“This is in an effort to give him a fair chance to adjust to his natal home range, namely the surrounding mountains in the Kommetjie area.”
The City has requested the public not to follow Kataza and to allow him space and time within his natal Slangkop troop home range.