SAN ANTONIO — Apr 15, 2018, 4:39 PM ET

4 baboons at Texas research center back after brief escape


Four baboons are back in an enclosure after escaping briefly from a San Antonio medical research center.

Officials at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, which is part of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, say three of the baboons were captured within about 30 minutes Saturday after they managed to get out of their enclosure and beyond a perimeter fence. A fourth animal also was accounted for later.

The center has about 2,900 nonhuman primates — 1,100 of them baboons — used in research on chronic and infectious diseases.

The institute, in a statement, says the immediate concern was for the safety of the animals, the center's personnel and residents in the surrounding area. It's not been disclosed how the baboons got out.

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  • BOBOMO16325353

    They should never have been there in the first place. Imprisoned and tortured for nothing more than being non-human. The only monsters in this world are human.

  • LastSecondTakedown

    Leave them alone. They were just attending the training seminar on how to run for office as a Democrat.

  • 2late2care?

    Care about the animals???? Give me a break...Fact is they were likely euthanized when returned because of their unknown exposures while gone, compromising their "research". SICKENING

  • bibleexpert

    I believe there's actually a fifth escapee that made it all the way to the White House.

  • ToothyGrinn

    How many people did they infect?

  • Yokwyk

    I had never heard of this facility, until 48 hours ago !
    Some comedian, on a Comedy satellite radio channel, was telling his story of
    being a teen at a Summer " Swimming Camp ", when a local Sheriffs Deputy appeared
    and announced to the Counselors, "We need all the tall boys ! ", the monkeys have got out !
    So they "drafted", all the Tall boys, who searched and aided in the recovery of the "Monkeys".
    I remember it was Texas, I can't recall the Comedians name.
    Amazing !

  • Frenchie11

    Poor animals!

  • CaptnBlynd

    "Researchers still at large."