Cape Town baboons get paintballed

Updated 13 November 2012
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Cape Town baboons get paintballed

CAPE TOWN: Baboons in Cape Town are being paintballed to drive them out of residential suburbs and stop them from pillaging homes and cars on brazen food raids, an official said yesterday. The animals are shot by monitors who shadow the city’s several primate troops, which are notorious for causing havoc in areas bordering their natural mountain habitat.
“It does work, it’s actually fantastic,” said city veterinary scientist Elzette Jordan. “They hate it so much, so when they just see you with it and you shake it and they hear the paintballs rattling inside, then they move off already, and you don’t actually have to shoot.”
The paintballs are being used alongside other aversion techniques while a baboon management road map is drawn up. Paintballing is the most common technique and its success is attributed to the apes not liking projectiles being hurled at them.
However, some street-wise animals have learned to spot white paint and duck when it is fired, forcing monitors to use more colorful options.


Comedy fans in for a treat as Marlon Wayans to play Riyadh in May

Updated 24 April 2018
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Comedy fans in for a treat as Marlon Wayans to play Riyadh in May

  • Marlon Wayans is coming to Riyadh for his May 11
  • Event supported by the General Entertainment Authority, various sponsors, and organized by Future Dimensions Entertainment

RIYADH: Stand-up and comedy lovers are in for a special treat as international Hollywood star and part of the legendary Wayans family – Marlon Wayans is coming to Riyadh for his May 11 scheduled show at Princess Noura University Conference Center.
Supported by the General Entertainment Authority, various sponsors, and organized by Future Dimensions Entertainment who are committed to delivering distinguished entertainment events to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On this occasion, Ratib Abdo – Executive Manager at Future Dimensions Entertainment said, “Marlon Wayans is an international superstar and a distinguished figure in comedy; His movies have generated over 1.1 billion dollars in global revenue, not to mention he has been in the game for a very long time. It is going to be a fantastic show opening a new era of stand-up comedy events in the kingdom.”
The show will feature local talents, and Marlon Wayans will be delivering an exclusive to the masses. Having been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, we can expect to witness a great evening from Marlon Wayans especially after the grand success on Netflix with his stand up show “Woke-ish,” and his hit TV sitcom on NBC “Marlon.”
People can find more details about the event on social media @Komedya1.0 and @MarlonWayans in addition to all sponsors websites and social media pages.
Tickets available at all Virgin Megastores outlets and online on ticketing box office through the link http://bit.ly/Marlonwayans
Don’t forget to use the hashtag: #MarlonWayansInRiyadh