Monkey escapes crate in San Antonio Airport

Elias Hubbard
May 25, 2018

According to MySA, "the baboon was flown in on American Airlines from Chicago O'Hare". Brown said the animal had retired from research protocols at the school. He was running around an isolated baggage area where animals are checked after coming off of a flight.

Lucky for the monkey, an Antonio International Airport has a wildlife biologist on staff, only one of four airports to do so.

American released a statement, saying the monkey was being taken to an animal sanctuary and refuge.

"The monkey was having a little bit of fun", Russ Handy, Aviation Director for the City of San Antonio, tells the Express News. An American Airlines spokesperson says the shipment traveled from Boston's Logan Airport through Chicago to San Antonio.

This is the second time in as many months that San Antonio has had baboons on the loose.

After some monkeying around, the baboon was ultimately shot with a tranquilizer. "I'm just glad we caught it and it's safe, but it was pretty hectic for us at the airport today", she said. He is now resting after an exhausting escape. But let's shift to the real story here - this incident illustrates the problems with keeping wild animals, like monkeys, in captivity. "It's not uncommon, but a reminder for us that when animals are in captivity, they can be unpredictable".

The "Born Free Primate Sanctuary" in La Salle County, Texas.

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