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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 25, 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Animal: Monkey
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

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

Summary: A rhesus macaque being kept as a "pet" escaped its cage and bit a 14-year-old-girl severely enough that she was admitted to the hospital. The monkey now resides at the API (now Born Free USA) Primate Sanctuary in Texas.

Source: WBBM-TV

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