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15 monkeys stage daring escape from monkey island in Florida

April 25, 2008

Wildlife officials say 15 monkeys are on the loose after escaping a facility in Lakeland, Fla.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Gary Morse says the monkeys apparently escaped their island home by swimming across a pond — something they’re not supposed to be able to do.

Morse says several teams are out looking for the social but docile Patas monkeys, and that they are no threat to humans.

The 11 adults and four juveniles are the personal pets of Lex Salisbury, the chief executive officer of Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa.

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