Roxy the escaped monkey recaptured

A macaque monkey that had been on the run since it escaped from Belfast Zoo over a week ago has been recaptured.

Roxy was one of six mischievous lion-tailed macaques that escaped from their enclosure on October 21.

Four were quickly recaptured, while another - Jade - was caught by zoo staff near Merville Garden Village a few days later.

The last of the missing monkeys - Roxy - was spotted by residents in Ben Madigan Park South this afternoon.

Local residents fed her bananas and when zoo staff arrived she ran up a tree and had to be shot with tranquilliser darts before being re-captured.


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