A Baboon Broke Free and Ran Loose Around San Antonio Airport Today


And now, time for some monkey business.

A baboon escaped its cage earlier today as it was about to be transported from San Antonio International Airport. After the baboon briefly ran loose around the Terminal B baggage loading area, it was eventually subdued with a tranquilizer dart once cornered by airport staff and the San Antonio Zoo & Animal Care Services.

Per KSAT, the baboon was supposed to be going to Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

American Airlines released a statement on the matter, saying they flew in the baboon from Chicago O’Hare Airport as part of its relocation to the sanctuary. The airline also said they would review the situation now that it’s over.

After the arrival of American Airlines 1014 from Chicago O’Hare, a monkey that was en route to a local animal sanctuary and refuge in the San Antonio-area inadvertently became free of his cage. He is currently in an isolated area where it is safe, away from all of our team members and customers. We are working closely with the San Antonio Aviation Department and officials from the San Antonio Zoo. Officials from the zoo are now onsite to ensure his safety and wellbeing as he continues his journey to his new home at the primate sanctuary.

You can watch a clip of the baboon on the loose above.

[Image via screengrab]

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