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Stolen Monkey 'Banana Sam' Back Safe At SF Zoo | Care2 Causes

Stolen Monkey 'Banana Sam' Back Safe At SF Zoo | Care2 Causes

A 17-year-old squirrel monkey named Banana Sam who was once used for medical research was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo Thursday night, but returned unharmed on Saturday evening, thanks to the sharp eyes of a Good Samaritan. Banana Sam was “hungry, trembling and thirsty,” after police returned him to the zoo, but a full physical examination showed he was healthy, zoo spokesman Danny Latham said in a statement. The two-pound, one-foot-tall monkey was found by an individual at Stern Grove, a park that is about a mile from the zoo. Banana Sam was sitting alone in the bushes when the man spotted him. He managed to coax the monkey into his backpack and then contacted police. Within an hour Banana Sam was safely back in the arms of zoo officials. “We are so thankful to the community and to the San Francisco Police Department for this happy ending,” zoo director Tanya Peterso...

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