Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Escaped monkey spotted near zoo
A monkey which escaped from Belfast Zoo after an "argument" with his dad has been spotted near his enclosure.
The Colobus monkey has been seen lurking in dense woodland about 300 metres from the zoo's perimeter.
The two-feet tall, black and white animal escaped on Sunday night but a man living near the zoo raised the alarm after seeing him in his garden.
Police joined staff in the hunt for the animal. Zoo manager Mark Challis said the sighting was good news.
"He was spotted yesterday afternoon by half a dozen visitors in the zoo," Mr Challis said.
"By the time we got there he had gone, but that's quite encouraging.
Posted by C. at 2:22 PM