Escaped baboon captured and will remain in quarantine for two weeks
The baboon escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure and was captured in neighboring Howell on Saturday. This is only the second time an animal has escaped the facilty since it's opening on July 4, 1974. The baboon was not microchipped like most of the baboons her age and so was hard to locate.
New steps are being taken to ensure no more escapes can happen. This includes installing electrical fences in the area along with adding a security camera to keep an eye on the animals. Spokesperson Kristin Siebeneicher described the baboon as in good health. She went on to say "The well being of our animals and the safety of the community are a top priority to us. As we work closely with the USDA and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, we will continue to see ways to improve our facility, and will implement whatever additional measures are appropriate.
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