Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Monkey escapes after 'family row'

All he wanted was a Pepsi...

A monkey which escaped from Belfast Zoo after an "argument" with his dad is still on the loose.

Police officers have joined staff in the search for the Colobus monkey which escaped from its enclosure on Sunday night.

A man living near the zoo raised the alarm after spotting the two feet tall, black and white animal in his garden shortly after 2200 BST.

The public is urged not to approach the monkey but to contact the authorities.

Johnny Owens, the owner of the house where the monkey was spotted, said he could not believe what he was seeing.

"I was sitting there last night watching television and just happened to look out the window and saw this beautiful black and white monkey going up and down the gazebo and I couldn't believe my eyes," Mr Owens said.

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