Four baboons briefly escaped from the lab where they were being tested by medical researchers in San Antonio on Saturday. The center experiments on nearly 1,100 baboons that are used for biomedical research of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
Where was PETA? They missed a golden opportunity.
Three baboons made it past the perimeter of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s fence and were captured within 30 minutes, officials at the facility said. The facility’s animal capture team found the fourth baboon a little later.
Dorian Reyna from Powerstroke Enginuities caught video of several people chasing one of the baboons that escaped from a medical research facility in San Antonio. All of the escaped baboons have been captured and accounted for.Full story: https://on.khou.com/2HiDkZJ
Posted by KHOU 11 News on Sunday, April 15, 2018
TV station KHOU-TV shared a video of one of the escaped baboons from witness Dorian Reyna.
The facility said it is investigating how the baboons got out in order to prevent another escape from happening. Each of the baboons was evaluated by veterinary staff, the facility said, and are “doing well” relatively speaking.
How many residents in San Antonio knew they had roughly 1,000 primate neighbors who aren’t in cages in a zoo but are in medical lab cages.