As CROW’s Primate Manager, Mabel juggles a very busy workload overseeing the Primate Rehabilitation programme.
Mabel’s commitment to helping wildlife in distress started at a young age where as a young girl growing up on the family farm in Pongola, she took on the responsibility of nursing all injured and orphaned animals that inevitably came her way.
Prior to joining the team at CROW, Mabel worked in the private investigation industry where she picked up some surprisingly useful skills and experience!
As a passionate advocate for primates’ right to freedom in the wild, Mabel tries to share and instil her deep respect and appreciation for primates with others.
As CROW’s resident “monkey mom”, Mabel personally oversees the hand-rearing of all orphaned, injured and displaced primates that are admitted to the centre each year including baby Vervet Monkeys, Chacma Baboons and Bush Babies.
When questioned about her job, which is arguably one of the most challenging and yet rewarding jobs in the world, Mabel will simply shrug and tell you “they make me complete”..