Baboon Fine Art Print - Darrel
This beautiful Baboon would love to be a part of your life. Do you need some new artwork for your home? Perfect for animal lovers or a nursery (for a future animal-lover).
This 8” x 10” signed print is packaged in a plastic sleeve and sent with a sturdy backing. The story of the animal featured is written on the back so you can get to know more about their precious personality and back story.
10% of this sale goes back to Free to be Wild Sanctuary in Zimbabwe to help provide all the love and care that Darrel and her friends need. By purchasing my products you are not only supporting me to do more of this work helping animals, you are also supporting the sanctuary and Darrel!
All copyright is retained by Melisa Beveridge. No reprinting of this image is permitted.
I met Darrel on my first bushwalk at Free to be Wild Sanctuary in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. When she rode on my shoulder she was the most polite of all the baboons. She was very heavy and has a really bony butt that hurt when I carried her for too long, but I always felt so special when she chose to ride on my shoulder. Darrel gives hugs, which melted my heart, and she was the sweetest baboon in the troop. Darrel’s namesake was a guide in Victoria Falls who rescued her after he witnessed her mother get into a fight with another troop member and was then chased into a road and hit by a bus. Darrel was on her mom’s tummy when the accident happened, which killed her mother instantly, but miraculously Darrel lived through the accident though she ended up having spine and neurological issues. She was not given a good prognosis and had very bad vertigo for the first year which has since resolved, but amazingly the only obvious issues now are that she twitches and rolls her head around when she walks. Bowen therapy and bushwalks helped rehabilitate her and she will be able to be released. She is one of the higher-ranking females living in the pre-release site with her troop, and she is always the first to offer a hug.