Saturday, 19 May 2012

Jubilee Competition

Can you imagine being in the same job for 60 years.  My person once managed 12 years in the same job and that was enough for her and that is only one fifth of the length of time our Queen has been in her job and she was training for it for years before that.  Well it doesn't matter what you think about royalty it is impressive.  So, in Britain and many other countries there will be great celebrations this year.  Well baboons never miss out on a celebration whatever it is about.  So the Diamond Jubilee is a good excuse for a competition.

We are very lucky because there will be four prizes this time.  Our dear friend @BlindMaximus has donated a second monkey donation prize so two pals will get the opportunity to adopt a monkey or an owl.

We also have the priviledge of launching the possibility of a modelling career for one of our most stylish anipals @OllyTed

The Prizes

  1. Two chances to adopted a primate or owl from the Owl and Monkey haven near my home on the island  I will promise to visit your monkey or owl and get pictures.
  2. A T-shirt of the colour of your choice from Kaninchenretterin to help our dear friend Miriam with the work she does to rescue rabbits  T-shirts come in all sizes from Teddy size to adult, you can see how stylish it is if you look at our friend Olly modelling his prize from the last competition.  If you feel that T-shirts are not for you, you can choose a mug from the sanctuary website instead.

3.   An amazing baboon mystery prizes that will really surprise you.
There are three ways to enter this competition.
  1. Leave a comment on this blog saying that you wish to enter.
  2. Send me a DM to @Kolo_Martin on Twitter. If you find I do not follow you please send me a message so you can DM me.
  3. For my friends on Can Be Social, if you are not on Twitter please leave a message on my CBS wall.
I don't ask my dear anipals to do anything to enter the competition as I could never judge between their entries. Please enter just be sending me a message in one of the ways listed above.

After the great success of Monty Baboon's prize draw I have decided to ask different re-homed baboons to draw the competitions each time.  This time, after much deliberation I decided that the baboon to do the draw this time must be our own re-homed baboon, Edward Baboon-Martin who inspired the entire re-homing programme and because of whom over 40 baboons have been re-homed, with more to come in the Autumn.

Well as you know I always hope that all of my anipals could win the competition but you have four chances of a prize so come on have a go!!

Good luck to all of you.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

April baboons

April was another busy month at Baboon HQ with a great surprise at the end.  We re-homed six baboons plus the one who came to live with us.

The first two to leave in April were Mandi a boy baboon who went to live with @TigerBoyTheCat, and Mandi's twin sister Buffy who's new family are @MrBearandRocky.

Tiger has sent us some lovely pictures.  My favourite is this one that shows what good friends Mandi and Tiger are and how wonderfully Tiger has welcomed Mandi to his home.  What handsome pair they are.

Buffy got her name because Mr Bear and Rocky felt that she had been so brave to travel all the way to California on her own, so they named her after Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Buffy has been on lots of adventures already, she is having a wonderful time like all the baboons.  As with Tiger and Mandi it has been hard to choose which picture to feature, but here is a great one.

Yes brave Buffy and Rocky are at an avocado festival and riding on the back of a waggon.  Buffy has already had lots of adventures and she only left England on 2 April! What a girl!

Buffy is also being well looked after in terms of her diet.

Buffy was so hungry when she arrived that she ate six of those.  Now she is eating normally.  But all baboons just love bananas.

Fuzzy Bear (@i_am_fuzzy) won the baboon mystery prize in the Easter competition drawn by dear Monty.

Fuzzy Bear's baboon, who is now called Perry brought a baboon mug with him as part of hte prize.  Fuzzy has welcomed Perry with open arms and they have had lots of fun including chariot races, which Perry's team won.

Perry's twin sister, Nuriyah, who wanted a Morrocan name went to live with Lexis (@dogstoyevsky), she has not had her picture taken yet as she seems to enjoy hanging around on high shelves.  Lexie cannot work out why that is. I expect to hear that Nuriyah has started belly dancing, any minute.

@FreshOtis has also adopted a baboon, a cousin of Buffy and Mandi, he took a long time to arrive and we were very relieved to hear that he had got there finally.  He has not had time for pictures yet. 

Finally @grrrsquirrel57 (Michelle) adopted a little baboon called Barrett, he will be having a great time in Boston and we hope to meet with him and little Petie who lives not far from there, in September.  That will be fun.

Like most of the baboon adopters Michelle was very wise and made sure she had lots of bananas ready for Barrett when he arrived.

Barrett looks very happy to be there and to be well fed.

Four May baboons left yesterday and three more will be leaving this morning.  I have one more to post after the bank holiday.  After that I will have four baboons to re-home and then the programme will have a summer break. We love re-homing baboons but it has been hard work for all of us with the teaching programme, packing up baboons and taking trips to the post, we feel that we and are humans need to take a break.  Things will be happening at Baboon HQ during the summer possibly even a move, as well as a trip to the US so we feel it is necessary to have a break.  However, in the autumn we will resume the programme.

Enjoy the pictures and stories about the April baboons.  I will update about the May baboons when they have all arrived.