Intensive Juvenile Care & Baboon Sleepovers
N/a’an ku sê is home to many orphaned animals, including baboons, which up to a certain age, need extra care overnight. The purpose of this interaction is to simulate the role that their mother would play in the wild. When sleeping overnight with a baboon, you will be responsible for bathing them, feeding them and taking them to bed with you so they have someone to cuddle with at night and don’t feel scared. Although a highlight of many people’s stay at N/a’an ku sê, and a crucial part of the project, at times there are no babies coming out at night - meaning there are more babies staying out in the wild with their mothers where they belong! Staff members are always there to help you with questions, and you will have a baboon induction to show you the ropes before you take your first baboon. Due to the responsibility involved, this activity is for volunteers who will be at N/a’an ku sê for longer than 4 weeks. It is not mandatory to be involved in the baboon sleepovers, but we do encourage you to try the experience as many people leave with baboons firmly in their heart. Other orphaned baby animals may also need intensive care such as bottle feeding, observation and interaction.