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Monkey lock picker on the loose…again

The Clarion-Ledger- Real Mississippi

monkeyoliver.jpegOliver [left], the monkey that freed himself about two weeks ago from the Tupelo [Miss.] Buffalo Park and Zoo, is on the loose again. Park manager Kirk Nemecheck and other employees noticed the white-faced capuchin’s cage open and lock on the ground around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Oliver and another capuchin named Baby were wandering nearby. Workers easily captured Baby, but Oliver fled the park headed in the direction of the Tupelo Country Club, Nemecheck said.

“This is the craziest thing I have ever seen,” Nemecheck said. “I have heard of chimps and orangutans that can pick locks. I’ve also heard a guy who swears his raccoon can pick a lock, but I’ve never heard of a monkey who can pick a lock.”

August 14, 2007 - Posted by | animals

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