Committed to learning, conservation & contributing to science.
C.A.R.E. has been a pioneer in primate rehabilitation and release techniques. Rita Miljo was the first person in the world to form a troop of rehabilitated baboons and release them.
Since then, we have been committed to research, innovation, improving welfare and fine-tuning techniques.
C.A.R.E. has been the subject of many documentaries, articles and participated in research that has been published in scientific journals.
Many students have been hosted by C.A.R.E. and produced dissertations for the BSc. and MSc. projects.
Some Published Scientific Research Examples;
Howlett, C., Marshall, A.R. & Hughes, W.O.H. Digit Ratios and Dominance in Female Baboons (Papio hamadryas and Papio ursinus). Int J Primatol 33, 1439–1452 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-012-9636-x
Howlett, C., Setchell, J.M., Hill, R.A. et al. The 2D:4D digit ratio and social behaviour in wild female chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in relation to dominance, aggression, interest in infants, affiliation and heritability. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 69, 61–74 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-014-1817-5
We welcome students to come and research at C.A.R.E.
We do have stipulations and rules;
* Research must credit C.A.R.E.
* Research must be non-invasive
* All applications are reviewed for suitability
* An extensive research application with a thorough methods section is required.