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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 27, 2011
Location: St. Cloud, Florida

Animal: Macaque
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human, Animal Death
Species: Primate

Summary: A 4-foot, 25 pound male macaque was caught after several people reported spotting it near East Lake Toho in the St. Cloud area. Animal control shot the monkey out from a tree canopy with a tranquilizer dart from a sheriff's helicopter and the monkey fell 60-100 feet sustaining injuries. The monkey later died while in animal control custody. It is unknown where the monkey came from or how he got loose.

Source: CFNews13.com, ClickOrlando.com

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