Monkey missing from Independence Zoo


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Updated: 7/12/2013 3:06 pm Published: 7/12/2013 1:41 pm


INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) - A southeast Kansas zoo remains closed while a search continues for an escaped monkey.

The Independence Daily Reporter says the capuchin monkey was one of two that escaped Wednesday from a pen at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo at Riverside Park in Independence. One monkey was caught a short time later, but officials remained on the lookout Thursday for the second money.

Park director Barbara Beurskens says a zookeeper failed to adequately secure the lock to the monkey's pen while cleaning cages. Independence Director of Public Safety David Cowan says one monkey bit an Oklahoma man before jumping on a woman who hit the animal with her purse.

Live animal traps are being set up throughout the zoo area. Both monkeys also escaped from their cage a few years ago.

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Information from: Independence (Kan.) Daily Reporter.

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Mayor Maynot - 7/12/2013 2:36 PM
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In other news it said it most likely was too hot for the monkey to make it in these conditions. Good luck little guy.
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