Baboons Use Barrels to Escape from Texas Research Facility, Prompting Roadway Chase

4 Baboons Briefly Wreak Havoc In Texas After Using Barrel To Escape Facility

During the run for the border it looks like the fourth decided against it and went back of its own accord. The other three continued on their way to try and escape the fencing around the institute.

According to a news release from the TBRI, four baboons upended a large blue barrel (provided to the baboons as an "enrichment tool") and used it to climb out of their circular, open-air housing structure on Saturday.

The institute says the three baboons and their turncloak co-conspirator are all "doing well".

Once they got out the alarm was raised nearly immediately - turns out that your average Texan isn't used to seeing monkeys running down the road.

The barrel, which had been used to help baboons "mimic foraging behaviors", according to the TBRI, has since been removed from the enclosure since it was used in the escape.

Many people on social media, however, were moved by the escape and felt that the baboons should be relocated to a sanctuary. "And once that occurs", he said, "it's a typical monkey see, monkey do, and the others follow".

'The baboon stopped at one point and he was just looking, and then it darted into the bushes and these guys are frazzled and they are freaking out, ' she told KSAT12.

"You can tell that [the institute staff] were panicking because they didn't want him to get hurt because they were trying their best to quarantine him, but being that kind of animal, he wasn't having it".

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Three baboon, similar to this one pictured in 2014, escaped a Texas biomedical research facility, but were recaptured within 30 minutes.

Resident Dorian Reyna, who captured video of workers chasing baboons down Military Drive before joining the pursuit, said in a Facebook post that he had been concerned at first seeing "people in scrubs and face masks chasing a baboon".

The center has about 2,900 nonhuman primates - 1,100 of them baboons - used in research on chronic and infectious diseases. This enclosure has been used for more than 35 years.

"The animals themselves were not diseased", Bernal said.

"That was truly a distinctive incident", Lisa Cruz, the assistant vice president for communications, told the San Antonio ExpressNews.

An "animal perimeter breach" is how the Texas Biomedical Research Institute described the events of Monday in a statement.

Lisa Cruz, assistant vice president for communications at the Southwest National Primate Research Centre, that is part of the institute, said: 'We have almost 1,100 baboons on the property that date back eight generations.

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