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.”