Baboons used barrel to escape enclosure at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Four baboons escaped, were recaptured Saturday

By Julie Moreno
Dorian Reyna

SAN ANTONIO - The Texas Biomedical Research Institute is offering an explanation about how four baboons were able to escape the facility on Saturday.

According to a press release, the baboons are housed in an open-air enclosure that is surrounded by perimeter walls that are angled inward.

The baboons rolled a 55-gallon barrel to an upright position and used it to climb out of the housing structure.

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