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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 09, 2013
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana

Animal: Colobus Monkey
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Alexandria Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Primate

Summary: A 20-pound Colobus monkey escaped from its handler and caused an evacuation and temporary closure when zoo staff were moving the primates. The monkey was tranquilized after zoo employees couldn't coax it down form a tree.

Source: Shreveport Times.com

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