Baboons can become aggressive towards humans if hungry. Photo: André Karwath aka Aka, via Wikimedia Commons
Police hunt baboon on loose in Denmark
AFP/The Local · 24 Jan 2016, 10:02
Published: 24 Jan 2016 10:02 GMT+01:00
Danish police on Saturday warned the public not to approach a baboon on the loose after it escaped from a zoo in the country's west.
The primate, described as the size of an average dog, was still believed to be roaming the town of Esbjerg close to Blavand Zoo following its escape on Friday.
"Don't try to catch it but call the police," police said on Twitter where they also posted a picture of the animal wandering along a road.
Baboons, which can weigh up to 40 kg (88 lbs), can become aggressive towards humans if hungry.
For more news from Denmark, join us on
Metallica's James Hetfield at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park on Saturday. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Scanpix
Copenhagen’s coming multi-purpose arena will be opened in grand style with two nights of shows with the legendary band.
Firefighters extinguish a car fire in Valby over the weekend. Photo: Mathias Øgendal/Scanpix
With 11 more vehicles torched over the weekend, police say there are exploring three different theories.
If the ice melt is no longer offset by snowfall, toxic chemicals could start leaking into the environment. Photo: an-Morten Bjørnbakk / Scanpix
A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland -- dubbed "a city under ice" -- could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up.
Refugees and immigrants at a 'welcome party' earlier this month. Photo: Uffe Weng/Scanpix
Fewer than 300 people sought asylum in August, according to new figures released by the Immigration Ministry.
Two police video cameras were installed in Christiania on Friday and more will come, police said. Photo: Martin Sylvest/Scanpix
UPDATED: Copenhagen Police on Friday installed surveillance cameras in the infamous stretch of Christiania, but they lasted only a few hours.
File photo of children next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and Isis in Mosul, Iraq . Photo: Stringer/Reuters/Scanpix
A former head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) has been tapped to dry up the terror group's finances.
Nye Borgerlige's Pernille Vermund and Peter Seier Christensen held a press conference on Thursday after qualifying for the next election. Photo: Olafur Steinar Gestsson/Scanpix 2016)
A new political party that promises a stricter immigration policy than the Danish People’s Party combined with a libertarian economic outlook will be on the ballot the next time Denmark holds an election.
Photo: Michal Kooren/Scanpix
The Danish oil and shipping conglomerate will split into separate businesses for transport and energy as it faces headwinds in both sectors.
The man was sentenced Wednesday at Copenhagen City Court. Photo: Colourbox
The man will be kicked out of the country if he commits any additional crimes.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley with newborn daughter Lisa Marie in February 1968. Photo: Public Domain
A Randers museum will have to fork over 500,000 kroner ($75,000, €67,000) to the estate of American icon Elvis Presley.