Baboons end escapade

PARIS – Three baboons who went on the run, prompting the evacuation and closure of a zoo in Paris, ended their escapade and were returned to their enclosure in the early hours of Saturday.

The Vincennes zoo, shut on Friday afternoon while dozens of police and zoo-keepers launched a monkey-hunt, said the three — a baby and two older females — were returned to their enclosure at 4.15am (3.15pm Saturday Fiji time).

“The incident is over,” the zoo said in a statement. It said it would reopen to visitors and was now trying to establish how the primates got loose in the first place.

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