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Baboon escape hits zoo.

A BABY baboon's daring escape closed the monkey house at Edinburgh Zoo yesterday. Visitors were evacuated from the building as staff swung into action to recapture the escaper.

The little gelada baboon got out by doing what zoo insiders described as a "fluke" back-flip over the electric fence in his enclosure.

Bosses are now planning to review the security in the area. But the baboon, which eventually returned to the enclosure, was said to be no danger to humans.

Roof A zoo source said: "He's just a tiny little thing and he did a back-flip and managed to get out.

"It's unusual for there to be so many baby baboons and keepers will be making modifications to the electric fence."

Zoo visitor Marie Turner said: "The baboon was sat on the roof of the hut eating. We were all taken out so they could catch it. We were out for about 20 minutes. It was just a young one."

The gelada baboon is native to Africa and lives only in a small area of Ethiopia.

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