Baboon who rides a horse, really!

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You would think that horses are quite used to being ridden but certainly not by a baboon.

Jericho the horse lives in the animal sanctuary with two others in the Western Cape of South Africa, the baboons who are a wild troop have roamed the area for the past 26 years. They are usually shy of humans and horses but it seems not in this case.

He has got very used to the baboons and often grazes with them, he used to belong to the villagers but is now allowed to roam the fields around at the sanctuary.

The Monkey-land and Birds of Eden Animal Sanctuary has been open since 1998 and bills itself as the first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary and aims to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates.

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