Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Last Escaped Monkey Captured In Oregon

monkey escapedThe Oregon Health & Science University says the last of the nine monkeys that escaped from the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro has been captured.

Hillsboro police assisted OHSU animal caretakers in locating the animal Sunday afternoon.

The nine escaped Friday when a caretaker failed to lock a cage door during routine cleaning. Four were captured immediately.

The animals are part of the primate center's breeding colony and not involved in health research.

Research center director Nancy Haigwood said the center will take measures to improve security so that it will be harder for an animal to leave the property if it gets out of its enclosure.

Story here.

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