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Baboon Goons

WCAU | Philadelphia

A criminal gang being blamed for countless burglaries, thefts and vandalism in South Africa is made up entirely of baboons. Residents of Cape Peninsula said the gang is at least 350 baboons strong.

The reason there’s so many is that they are the country’s last colony of coastal baboons and are a protected species.

The creatures have learned to break into houses and to open car doors. Once inside a home, they generally head straight for the refrigerator where they take what they want and leave behind a big mess.


September 25, 2007 - Posted by | animals


  1. I LOVE THIS!!!

    Comment by Clarence Donahue | February 27, 2008


    Comment by MATILDA Donahue | February 27, 2008

  3. lolollolololollololollololol

    Comment by bart | May 21, 2008

  4. i love there buttts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by jena funes | May 30, 2008

  5. Oh my word.. this is the most hilarious thing I ever read!!!
    Like… can you even imagine? “Ack! I got robbed by baboons!” HAHAHHA

    Comment by Valere | July 6, 2008

  6. This is incredible to see baboons learning how to open car doors and break into houses and head straight for the refrigerator. For someone studying the evolution from apes to man, this is a fascinating observation of the ability of baboons to learn and act like humans. I have noticed in videos of asian zoos and asian wild monkeys that the monkeys often sit and intensely observe the behavior of humans.

    Comment by Gary Rybold | July 8, 2008

  7. I would like to hit one full force with my fist. I wonder how much damage I could do to.

    Comment by killa | August 5, 2008

  8. i love baboons

    Comment by Armine | August 12, 2008

  9. yeah we caught one on video hijacking a car. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTH7LAwEb4Y

    Comment by Colorado | September 4, 2008

  10. HA HA, I wonder if they could survive being hit bay a car! BANG!!!!!!

    Comment by Misty Eyed Kitten | December 8, 2008

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