Obituary: Rita Miljo

Obituary: Rita Miljo

The evening of Friday 27July 2012 saw the end of an era. Conservation legend Rita Miljo died in a horrific blaze which destroyed her flat above a clinic, a house and much of the sanctuary she had built in the bush in Limpopo province.

Miljo was the first person in the world who managed to rehabilitate Chacma baboons and reintroduce them, as troops, into the wild – a feat which until then had been regarded as impossible.

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