- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts zoo is set to reopen now that an escaped monkey has been captured.

The Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield said on its Facebook page late Thursday that Dizzy, a 12-pound Guenon monkey, has been safely returned to his enclosure after escaping Tuesday.

Zoo officials say the eight-year-old monkey managed to turn the doorknob of his enclosure after an employee cleaning the cage forgot to lock it.

The zoo said it would reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m. after being closed for during the search.

Zoo officials posted regular updates of their efforts on Facebook.

Park staff, animal experts and city police tried in vain to rein him in using tranquilizer darts and a cherry picker. They even tried luring him with mate, Mitzy, and his favorite food, apricots.



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