Sydney baboons Incident
There are reports of Sydney baboon incident.
2GB radio was they had callers claiming to have seen baboons on the lose near Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
Caller to Sydney radio – Baboons on the lose in the inner west of Sydney
Police have confirmed that there are primates on the lose.
Police have confirmed to Sky News T.V that they’re on the scene at Sydney’s RPA hospital, where baboons have escaped the facility.
Baboons are kept at some hospitals in Sydney for medical experiments.
A Sydney Morning Herald story in 2016 reported that a number of medical facilities had used Baboons for scientific research.
A spokeswoman from the Sydney Local Health District responsible for Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, which oversees the baboon colony and also conducts experiments, said at the time: “The colony has helped medical researchers conduct important research which has contributed significantly to paving the way for new treatments of disorders such as pre-eclampsia, complicated diabetes, kidney disorders and vascular diseases.”
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We’ll update when more information comes to hand.
The Sydney News Authors