Animals: Wife-Stealer

Monkey Hill in the London Zoo, home of 40 Abyssinian baboons, had to be closed to the public last week. The monkeyshines there had become no laughing matter. George, a young member of the baboon colony, had stolen a female belonging to the "king," the oldest, largest baboon of Monkey Hill. Taking her into an inaccessible place, he had piled up a barricade of sticks and stones. The king, who still had another mate left, squatted nearby, uninterested, curiously watched the indignation of other colony members.

Mobbing together, they attacked the bad baboon's barricade....

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