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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 05, 2004
Location: St. Charles, Minnesota

Animal: Monkey
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Staples Safari Zoo and Animal Rescue

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: An escaped monkey bit two people at the Winona County fairgrounds. Five monkeys from the Staples Safari Zoo and Animal Rescue escaped when two boys pried open their locked trailer door. Four monkeys were quickly recaptured, but the fifth fled, and bit when cornered. People who caught the monkey and were bitten received rabies shots while the monkey was placed in quarantine.

Source: Associated Press

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