Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 19th, 2009
A routine escape is getting international news. You know why.
Fox News is reporting that the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is in lockdown because a monkey has escaped, from Monkey Island.
Needless to say, this kind of thing happens all the time. The only reason we’re hearing about it is due to the recent chimp attack news. (How bad was it? “Victim Lost Eyes, Nose, and Jaw” ~ warning, graphic content.)
It’s a DeBrazza’s monkey, Cercopithecus neglectus.
Breaking update at 11:35 am Pacific: It’s been recaptured. He was free for 30 minutes.
Media prediction: Every animal attack or zoo escape happening in the next week will be over-publicized.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.