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Wayward baboon caught in NJ after 3 days on the run

July 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A wayward baboon has been captured by wildlife officials after three days on the run in New Jersey.

The animal was seen running through neighborhoods, even near a major interstate.

"I saw the red hiney and I knew it was a baboon and instant panic," said a concerned resident.

The chase became entertainment for many in the area who posted the baboon sightings on Twitter and Facebook.

The animal was found Saturday at a farm in southern New Jersey.

Officials believe it escaped from Six Flags Great Adventure. The amusement park has 150 baboons.

The runaway baboon was taken back there after being tranquilized.

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