Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Monkeys go on the run from Romanian zoo

Associated Press Updated: June 17, 2014 at 9:08 am
Associated Press Updated: June 17, 2014 at 9:08 am • Published: June 17, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Zookeepers wielding pieces of melon have lured back two escaped monkeys to their home in a Transylvanian zoo, but three more are still believed to be on the run in a nearby forest. Andras Kopacz, curator of the Targu Mures zoo in central Romania, told The Associated...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

Register for 4 more free articles.

or
*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.
Are you a subscriber and having trouble viewing stories?
Advertisement

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Zookeepers wielding pieces of melon have lured back two escaped monkeys to their home in a Transylvanian zoo, but three more are still believed to be on the run in a nearby forest.

Andras Kopacz, curator of the Targu Mures zoo in central Romania, told The Associated Press Tuesday that the five Japanese macacques gnawed a hole in their fence last week and escaped into an oak forest.

Two were recaptured Monday by zookeepers with pieces of melon. "They are in good condition; nothing is wrong with them," Kopacz said by telephone.

Two adults and a cub are still on the loose, he said, adding he was confident they would be brought back soon.

He said the monkeys can become aggressive if they are attacked.

Comment Policy

If you are a subscriber or registered user we welcome your comments. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement