Memphis Zoo reports small monkey escaped enclosure

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers are trying to catch a small, “very spirited” monkey that escaped its enclosure at the Memphis Zoo.

WMC-TV reports the primate, a macaque named Zimm, broke free around 4 p.m. Thursday.

After the escape, visitors were asked to leave the nearby area as workers searched for Zimm, who senior veterinarian Felicia Knight called a “very spirited monkey.”

Zoo officials say Zimm, who weighs about 10 pounds and is described as harmless, likely ran into a storm drain on the property.

They say she could be asleep and may not come out until morning.

The zoo tweeted: “Sleep well, little macaque. We’ll have you home soon.”

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

blog comments powered by Disqus