EXCLUSIVE: Monkey escapes at Chester Zoo

Wirral Globe: EXCLUSIVE: Monkey escaped in Chester Zoo EXCLUSIVE: Monkey escaped in Chester Zoo

A monkey escaped from its enclosure in Chester Zoo earlier today.

Visitors to the zoo were ushered away from the enclosure until the situation was under control.

Joanna Maddocks, from Cheshire, was visiting the zoo with her 19-month-old son Edward.

"I arrived at about 11.30am and the monkey had already escaped at this point," she told the Globe.

"Everyone seemed to be gathered in the coffee house and the zoo were giving away free coffees until the monkey was caught," she said.

"I heard it was a 'code green' situation which was later upgraded to a 'code amber'. I asked the zookeeper how often this sort of thing happened and he replied 'Never!'"

The monkey was recaptured and all areas of the zoo were reopened soon after 1pm.

Chester Zoo were unavailable for comment.

 

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1:29pm Sat 24 May 14

Dantealighieri says...

If it had escaped 24 hours earlier and made its way to Leasowe and Moreton East in time to stand in the local elections, it could be a councillor by now.
If it had escaped 24 hours earlier and made its way to Leasowe and Moreton East in time to stand in the local elections, it could be a councillor by now. Dantealighieri
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10:37am Sun 25 May 14

bigfoot says...

Dantealighieri wrote:
If it had escaped 24 hours earlier and made its way to Leasowe and Moreton East in time to stand in the local elections, it could be a councillor by now.
It probably would have done a better job!
[quote][p][bold]Dantealighieri [/bold] wrote: If it had escaped 24 hours earlier and made its way to Leasowe and Moreton East in time to stand in the local elections, it could be a councillor by now.[/p][/quote]It probably would have done a better job! bigfoot
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