Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monkeys Escape From Wildlife Facility

A 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. The animals arrived Thursday from Puerto Rico, by Saturday, they had vanished. Photo from Flickr, by alyyxphoto Source: St. Petersburg Times

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