Baboons Escape From Research Center Using Fiendishly Clever Method

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The facility houses more than 2,500 animals, almost half of which are baboons used in experiments relating to chronic illnesses. A particularly mischievous troop of baboons masterfully escaped from a Texas biomedical research facility with the help of a 55-gallon barrel over the weekend, running free for nearly 30 minutes before being captured. They don’t call it monkey business without reason. According to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI), the primates rolled the barrel – which is normally used as an “enrichment tool” that mimics foraging in the wild – upright and then scaled the fence in […]

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