Death of Rita Miljo

1931 - July 27, 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa | Age 81

South African baboon rescuer dies in fire
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JON GAMBRELL, The Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationist Rita Miljo, who cared for and reintroduced packs of baboons back into the wilds of South Africa, died in a fire that destroyed much of the headquarters of the sanctuary she built, a sanctuary official said Saturday. She was 81.

Miljo died Friday in the small apartment she kept above the clinic of the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation & Education in the bush of Limpopo province, said Karl Pierce, a director with...

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