Monkey recaptured three hours after Czech zoo escape

Officials with a zoo in the Czech republic said a macaque monkey escaped from his enclosure and was on the loose for about three hours before being recaptured.

The Decin Zoo said the male macaque monkey escaped from his enclosure early Monday morning, and zookeepers located and safely captured the primate a few hours later.

The zoo had asked members of the public to call in sightings of the monkey rather than attempt to capture him without help.

A zoo spokeswoman said the monkey had only been in his enclosure since Friday, so he wasn’t yet used to the paddock.

“He was probably looking for a hole and he probably managed to find it,” the spokeswoman told ekolist.cz.