- The baboon had just been flown in on an American Airlines flight from Chicago
- It was being transported the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary when it broke free
- Officials said primate has been cornered in baggage handling area of Terminal B
- Wildlife experts are still assessing the situation and no flights have been affected
A baboon managed to escape its crate at the San Antonio International Airport as it was being transported to a sanctuary.
The primate had just been flown in on an American Airlines flight from Chicago O’Hare, according to the San Antonio Express News.
It was being transported to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Cotulla, Texas, when it broke free.
The animal has been cornered in the baggage handling area of Terminal B, but wildlife experts are still assessing the situation.
According to American Airlines, officials are monitoring the situation.
‘We are working closely with the San Antonio Aviation Department and officials from the San Antonio Zoo.
‘Officials from the zoo are now onsite to ensure his safety and wellbeing as he continues his journey to his new home at the primate sanctuary,’ the statement read.
No flights have been affected by the animal’s escape.
Officials said passengers were never in any danger and neither was the monkey.