Meet Boudicca, a five-year-old female baboon we rescued. She had been kept illegally as a pet, chained up in a yard. She was very thin with bad cataracts, a sign of malnutrition – which is not uncommon in wild animals that are kept as pets and fed a very limited diet.
Boudicca’s condition is quite serious and even with vitamin A supplementation, her cataracts are still significantly affecting her vision. But we’re hopeful that a healthier diet will prevent any further decline.
In the months since her arrival, Boudicca has put on weight, gained confidence, and is settling into her new home well. Her condition means she won’t be able to be released back into the wild, so she’ll live out her days at the Centre where we plan to integrate her with another baboon in a special enclosure of their own.