26 Mar '11, 8am

South Africa South Africa euthanises well-known baboon: CAPE TOWN - SOUTH African officials sa...

South Africa South Africa euthanises well-known baboon: CAPE TOWN - SOUTH African officials sa...

File photo of a baboon called Fred its inside a car as he eats a piece of fruit at Cape Point. South African officials the country's most famous baboon has been euthanized. -- PHOTO: AP CAPE TOWN - SOUTH African officials said on Friday that they had euthanised the country's most famous baboon, known as Fred, who was well-known for raiding cars and frightening tourists along Cape Town's scenic route. Fred was the ringleader of a group of baboons infamous breaking into cars to chow down on sandwiches and snacks. Cape Town's baboon management group said he was euthanised on Friday because he was becoming increasingly aggressive. The group said Fred attacked and injured three people in 2010. 'The decision to have him euthanised was not taken lightly and not without extensive discussions between all role players involved,' the group said in a statement. 'This baboon's aggressi...

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