Somaliland: A Mirqan Baboon Caught Red-Handed Chewing Khat


Mirqan baboon

By Medeshi — with Wardi Xidaar and Rooble Mohamed.

Somalilandsun – It is common to see animals eating this green leaves in Somaliland cities . The leaves and the delicate branches make both humans and animals feel high and intoxicated. In Berbera Camels are known for grabbing khat bundles from khat street sellers . Goats and other urban animals also eat the leaves that are left over by humans.

These kind of leaves are grown in Ethiopia and are imported daily by land through Wajale crossing. Other types of Khat chewed in Europe such as the Mira are grown in Kenya while Yemen grows its own kind of the leaves.

( Photo : Courtesy of Rooble Mohamed )