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...
"You were a wonderful woman who did so much for the baboons and such a horrible way to end your life. You were no doubt trying to find a way to save them. That picture is worth a thousand words. I sincerely hope there was nothing sinister about the beginnings ..."
– D. Ravenwood,
Aug 01, 2012
"For all the love and work you did and gave to the baboons Thankyou..Rest in peace...Your work and love will be missed!"
– LiL Zebbie,
Jul 31, 2012
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