Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monkeys Escape From Tampa Wildlife Facility

monkeys escapeA troupe of African monkeys are on the loose after escaping from a remote wildlife facility north of Tampa.

Officials at Safari Wild say it may take more than a week to round up all the patas monkeys that ran away on Saturday.

The monkeys live on a one-acre island that is surrounded by an eight-foot-deep moat. Officials say one female monkey with a baby on her back swam across the moat Saturday, and the other monkeys followed.

Officials say the reddish-brown monkeys are not dangerous and are used to being fed by humans, which may make them easier to catch.

Story here.

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