Rogue monkey recaptured

A macaque monkey that escaped from a mini-zoo in Poland and slipped into the Czech Republic at the beginning of September has been recaptured, local police have revealed. The macaque was caught after returning repeatedly to a village in the area of Náchod where it received food from a local inhabitant. Police spokeswoman Eva Prachařová said food given had helped the monkey survive but suggested that conditions – including fresh snow at the weekend – had been tough.

Author: Jan Velinger