Baboons ‘go bananas’ after escaping from medical facility in Sydney

A troop of baboons have escaped from a medical research facility in Sydney.

Police in New South Wales said the animals had been “going bananas” in the suburb of Camperdown on Tuesday.

Footage on social media showed three baboons running past vehicles and shocked onlookers.

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital later confirmed to local media that the animals had escaped.

An employee told the Sydney Morning Herald they were used for medical studies, including research into diet and exercise.

On Twitter, New South Wales Police said officers and wildlife handlers quickly brought the situation “under control”.

The force joked: “Please let them do their job and don’t be tempted to pry, mates.”

Sky News has approached the medical facility for a comment.