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Wis. Baboon Kept In Basement Finds New Home In Texas

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 3-year-old baboon that had been living in a Madison basement has a new home in Texas.

The baboon, named Monkey, was transferred Monday to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, south of San Antonio. The sanctuary is home to more than 500 primates.

Sanctuary Director Tim Ajax tells the Wisconsin State Journal there are 13 other baboons in a 2.5-acre enclosure where Monkey will be housed.

A Madison man denied owning the baboon on two previous occasions when questioned by officials. When animal services officials returned with a warrant, the man admitted the animal was in his basement laundry room. He agreed to surrender the baboon.

Dane County Animal Services lead worker Patrick Comfert says the man was not fined.

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