MISSING MONKEY ‘FOXY’ ROXY SAFELY RETURNED TO BELFAST ZOO

A macaque was dramatically caught last week in the grounds of Belfast Castle

A macaque was dramatically caught last week in the grounds of Belfast Castle

THE last remaining lion-tailed macaque, Roxy, was found today.

A member of the public spotted her in their garden, not far from the zoo site on the Cavehill mountains in north Belfast.

The zoo team and vet retrieved her this afternoon and she will soon be reunited with the rest of the group.

In a statement, Belfast Zoo said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the zoo throughout this time, including the PSNI, Fire Service Northern Ireland and the public, who have been key in reporting sightings throughout this period.”

The six macaques escaped last week by legging it over the top of an electric fence.

Zookeepers believed the animals may have been spooked during the night and escaped under the cover over darkness.

 

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