Baboon leaps over monkey house fence

THE monkey house at Edinburgh Zoo had to be closed after a baboon escaped from its enclosure.

The Gelada Baboon vaulted an electric fence in its bid for freedom.

The incident, which happened just after 3pm, was witnessed by Marie Turner, who was visiting with her boyfriend.

She said: "We were all taken out so they could catch it. We were out for about 20 minutes."

The baboon eventually returned to the enclosure and was said to have posed no danger to visitors.

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