Several baboons escaped from their enclosure at a zoo in Paris on Friday, prompting evacuation of the premises while police hunted for the missing monkeys.
The alarm was raised when an employee bumped into one of the baboons in a corridor, the zoo said in a statement.
Zookeepers backed up by police went hunting for four baboons on the run in a zone near their enclosure but none of the monkeys had roamed into public areas, which were in any case evacuated, the statement said.
"A recapture procedure was immediately launched," it said.
Paris last experienced an animal-on-the-loose alert when a tiger briefly roamed the city after escaping from a circus cage last November. The animal was shot dead. （Reuters）
prompt：形容詞，敏捷的、迅速的、立刻的、準時的；動詞，指促使、導致、鼓勵、提示；名詞，指激勵、提示、提示符、提詞；副詞，指準時地。例句：Her blushes were saved by a prompt from the other host.（另一位主持人的即時提示，讓她免掉了臉紅尷尬。）
on the run：片語，指在逃、趕赴。例句：I ate breakfast on the run as I was late for work.（因上班晚了，我早餐就在路上吃了。）
bump into：片語動詞，指撞見、遇上。例句：He bumped into the table and cursed.（他撞到桌子然後咒罵了一下。）