Thursday, June 08, 2006

Race against time to save family of baboons from firing squad

A British vet and an animal sanctuary are in a race against time to save a family of baboons from a firing squad.

Five adult baboons and two young at a former zoo in Portugal will be put to death in eight weeks unless help arrives soon.

The deadline was imposed by the Portuguese authorities this week after the failure of a worldwide search to re-home the family of primates.

Despite exhaustive efforts, the only help available came from a husband-and-wife team who run a sanctuary in Wales.

Story here.

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