Zoo Lockdown: Monkey Escapes

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 About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. 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. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

4 Responses to “Zoo Lockdown: Monkey Escapes”

  1. cmgrace responds:

    That has got to be the most beautiful monkey I have ever seen.

  2. Averagefoot responds:

    Wow, that’s not even news worthy. I agree, Loren. I imagine we’ll see something on the evening news about animal escapes just about every night this week…. Lame.

    This just in! My puppy ran out my front door while I was taking out my garbage! Stay tuned for the story on the 5:00 news!

  3. Viergacht responds:

    Fox News, what do you expect?

  4. Alligator responds:

    “Viergacht responds: February 19th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Fox News, what do you expect?”

    Fair and balanced, like NBC, MSNBC, CBS and Rolling Stone 🙂

    I remember in the early 1960s, monkey island at the Kansas City zoo the moat drained one night and about 20-30 monkeys got out. They caught monkeys for nearly two weeks around town. They had a daily “monkey update” on the local stations.

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