In Texas, the experimental baboons fled directly from the medical research institute. To escape, they used a 200-liter plastic barrel. Animals together rolled up the barrel to the fence, after which they put it upright and crossed the fence. One of the baboons participating in the operation, helped the brothers and returned to the institute.
This is the enclosure at @txbiomed where 133 young male baboons live. Saturday, four of them climbed a barrel and hopped the wall surrounding the enclosure. #KENS5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/C4sTpOUwle
— Jeremy Baker (@JeremyBKENS5) April 16, 2018
Monkeys caught after half an hour. Local primates are used to study chronic and infectious diseases, such as Ebola, malaria and HIV.
Now, zoosec- tors require the transfer of freedom-loving primates to the reserve. According to representatives of the center, on escaped baboons did not conduct any research, and they do not represent threats to people.