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Paris zoo is evacuated after 52 baboons escape their enclosure

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  • Paris zoo is evacuated after 52 baboons escape their enclosure

    The biggest zoo in Paris went into lockdown today after around 52 ‘large and potentially very aggressive baboons’ escaped from their enclosures.

    All were seen running amok in the French capital’s Zoological Park, in the Vincennes woods, soon after midday, but it is thought just four remain on the loose after 48 of them were recaptured.

    ‘It’s not known how they got out, but everything is being done to try and get them under control,’ said a source at the zoo, which opened in 1934.

    ‘The whole area has been shut down, with only trained professionals involved in the security operation.

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