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Stolen monkey found and returned to San Francisco Zoo

A monkey known as Banana Sam has been returned the San Francisco Zoo two days after he was stolen. The thieves cut a back perimeter gate and took the 17-year-old squirrel monkey from an exhibit. But apparently they had no intention of keeping the primate. He was later found in…

Police still searching for monkey taken from San Francisco zoo

“The monkey is still outstanding,” San Francisco Police spokesman Brandon McKelley said. A penguin keeper at the zoo, Anthony Brown, has been using his Twitter account to give unofficial updates on the disappearance of the monkey, named Banana Sam. In one tweet, Brown wrote that a perimeter fence was breached…

Giant South American rodent spotted in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A giant South American rodent weighing at least 100 pounds has been spotted at a California waste-water treatment facility, but has since disappeared in the brush, a wildlife official said on Tuesday. The animal was identified as a capybara, which is the world’s largest rodent, and…

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