Baboon Found In Madison Basement

8/8/11 – Dane County Animal Service officials say they will try to place a three year old baboon in a zoo, a sanctuary or a primate rescue facility. The man who owed the baboon had originally denied owning it, then later agreed to surrender the animal to avoid paying fines for violating Madison’s exotic animal law. The baboon was named Monkey. The owner had built a cage and a rope swing and the baboon was apparently in good condition, even though it wasn’t being kept in the proper environment. When officials went to the man’s house last week, he admitted the baboon was in his basement laundry room at the time.