The management of the Ramat Gan Safari is asking for the public’s help in locating a wedge-capped capuchin monkey who escaped. The monkey does not pose a danger to the public but the management is concerned for his safety.
Watch: Conner hanging out in Ramat Gan
Conner, a 17-year-old wedge-capped capuchin, escaped from the Ramat Gan Safari this morning (Monday). Tel Aviv municipality workers spotted him in the city but were not able to catch him and bring him back to the zoo.
Conner is a small monkey who does not pose any danger to the public but the safari management is concerned that he could be harmed by the close encounter with humans. In addition, they are concerned that the monkey will find his way to a main street. The safari management is asking the public to keep their distance from him and avoid making loud noises near him.
Conner Photo Credit: Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality/Channel 2 News
Last March, an 8-year-old rhino escaped from the Ramat Gan Safari. Police officers who saw the rhino called the safari immediately. The rhino was returned to his home within minutes.