The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Oliver, the Monkey's Great Escape

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Two years after a capuchin monkey apparently picked the locks on his cage to escape twice in two weeks, the zoo in Tupelo, Miss., is still selling T-shirts with his photograph and the legend "Oliver's Great Escape."

Oliver got out of his cage at the Buffalo Park & Zoo the first time on July 31, 2007. He was brought back six days later, but spent only a week behind bars before breaking loose again. That time, he was found in two days, and his cage was triple-locked.

Capuchin monkeys are a species of monkey native to South and Central America.

During his escapes, Oliver wandered around the Tupelo Country Club and raided residents' vegetable gardens for food.

Park owner Dan Franklin's wife, Sheila Franklin, said that wherever they go, people ask about Oliver.

The little monkey's cage still has three locks.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,


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