Escaped Baboons Returned Willingly

BaboonsImagine if baboons collaborated to escape a holding pen in a facility. Sounds like the plot of a science fiction thriller, doesn’t it? Well it actually happened last week in a Texas research facility.

Never underestimate the power of animals to collaborate in achieving a goal. Four baboons escaped. Three were captured within 30-minutes of their escape and the last one returned to the pen on his own accord.

The research facility is used to test treatments for conditions like obesity, heart disease, and epilepsy. It is quite interesting to see how a team effort proves to get things done, even if it’s for the sake of seeing how far you can get.

There was no need for animal treatment of bystander medical intervention. Thankfully it was an uneventful caper. The living conditions can’t be all that terrible if these monkeys returned home after their had their “joy ride” on the premises.

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