Paris zoo evacuated after 52 baboons escape enclosure

Paris zoo evacuated after baboons escape enclosure

Paris zoo evacuated after baboons escape enclosure

The zoo said in a statement that baboons could be unpredictable "especially when stressed" adding "They're stronger than us".

The zoo will announce its reopening on social media as soon as the animals can be safely returned to their enclosure. Employees first noticed the baboons had gone missing when they saw them in a service corridor used only by staff.

The biggest zoo in Paris went into lockdown today after around 50 "large and potentially very aggressive baboons" escaped from their enclosures.

It is the second time that an escaped animal has caused a security alert in the French capital. It is unclear how the baboons escaped.

Meryl Streep in 'Big Little Lies' season 2
Also intriguing for industry watchers, Variety reports that Streep will be paid around $800,000 per every episode she appears in. Season 1 was based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty , with Season 2 based partially on a new story by the author.

"Our colleagues have them surrounded", Le Parisien quoted a police officer as saying. The animals immediately headed for the Grand Rocher, a giant fake rock concealing water reservoirs at the center of the zoo that the Guardian states "resembles the backdrop to a King Kong movie". They mustn't get out of the park'.

After the baboons had disappeared the zoo said that they may have ran to nearby play areas and other recreational facilities, although none have been reported to have left the park.

However, four baboons are still believed to be on the loose.

Paris zoological park covers 36 acres and underwent a total overhaul between 2008 and 2014.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.