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!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Out of 2 Sanctuaries and a few zoos in MD, Judie Harrison was called to help a baby monkey be found

Hello Readers. For the past week I have been doing research on a place called Frisky's wildlife and Primate Sanctuary. I am trying to put all of the facts out there that I have found that seem to be different that what frisky's would like you to think. I posted this article, although very old. This article makes me wonder why the TV station called me and asked me to drive an hour to speak on behave of this missing monkey instead of Colleen Layton at Frisky's. This may have something to do with experience, knowledge and the willingness to help a monkey instead of trying to get the monkey to my place.

Owner, Monkey Expert Worry Animal Will Become Dangerous

POSTED: 10:01 pm EST February 2, 2005

UPDATED: 1:37 pm EST February 3, 2005

GLEN BURNIE, Md. -- Police are searching for the person who broke into a Glen Burnie home and stole a baby monkey.

MISSING: Janey, 8 months old

Authorities are worried, not only for the animal's owners, but for the monkey's delicate health, WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Lowell Melser reported.

Anne Arundel County police are investigating a unique kidnapping in which someone got away with an 8-month-old monkey.

Michelle Howard is the owner of Nicky, 8, and 8-month-old Janey, both capuchin monkeys.

Lowell Melser Reports: Family Offers Reward For Missing Monkey

"They're pets, but they're kind of more like my children than pets, honestly," Howard said.

Police said somebody threw a cinderblock through a door of Howard's house and stole Janey and her cage sometime Wednesday afternoon.

"I really think it's somebody who's always wanted a monkey and couldn't afford one because they are very expensive," Howard said.

Besides their price -- a hefty $6,000 to $7,000 each -- the monkeys have very particular eating habits.

"She eats three to four times a day, [sometimes] nonstop. First thing in the morning, she's eating. She forages all day, and I'm just afraid whoever's taken her is not going to give her the proper care she needs," Howard

Michelle Howard owns the monkeys, and worries about the care for the missing 8-month-old.

Judie Harrison is the founder of one of Maryland's few monkey rescue programs.

"I feel bad for the monkey most of all because the monkey is who is gonna suffer," Harrison said.

She said capuchin monkeys can be very unpredictable, and when placed in the wrong hands, they can be a danger to themselves and their handlers.

"I fear for the people that have the little monkey because they don't know what they're getting themselves into," Harrison said.

"I'm just hoping that we'll find her, that's why I keep saying, 'We'll find her, we'll find her,'" Howard said.
The family is offering a $1,000 reward, Melser reported.
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Video of the news report and heading
"An expert on monkeys said capuchin monkeys can be very unpredictable, and when placed in the wrong hands, they can be a danger to themselves and their handlers."
That would be me

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