So What’s With the Talking Baboons, Anyway?

Guest post from Executive Producer Jon Kroll Of the comedic tone we took in editing Big Baboon House, one of the biggest creative decisions we faced was: should the baboons “speak”? Ultimately, we determined that since we were making every effort to develop the baboons as archetypical reality show characters, it would help to add…

Meet the Baboons of the Big Baboon House

A small town in South Africa is overrun by a troop of rambunctious baboons, so Nat Geo WILD has undertaken a simian social experiment of a lifetime to understand their behavior. We’ve built a house designed to study the baboons so we can learn how to keep them out of homes and coexist peacefully with…

Learning to Love the Baboons of Big Baboon House

Written by Big Baboon House producer Darren Putter. Having the opportunity to film baboons, one’s imagination quickly flitters to cartoons and comic books. And in a weird way that’s exactly how this shoot unfolded. The acrobatic antics of these little grey monsters soon catches everyone’s attention and you find yourself so engaged with the entertainment…

Welcome to the Real Animal House

Welcome to the Big Baboon House. You’ve seen shows with outrageous, over-the-top characters who act like animals, but in this house they really are animals. They’re baboons, they’ve moved in and they have no intention of leaving. A small town in South Africa is overrun by a troop of rambunctious baboons, so they’ve undertaken the…