Memphis Zoo reports small monkey escaped enclosure

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Workers are trying to catch a small, “very spirited” monkey that escaped its enclosure at the Memphis Zoo.

WMC-TV reports the primate, a macaque named Zimm, broke free around 4 p.m. Thursday.

After the escape, visitors were asked to leave the nearby area as workers searched for Zimm, who senior veterinarian Felicia Knight called a “very spirited monkey.”

Zoo officials say Zimm, who weighs about 10 pounds and is described as harmless, likely ran into a storm drain on the property.

They say she could be asleep and may not come out until morning.

The zoo tweeted: “Sleep well, little macaque. We’ll have you home soon.”

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