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Escaped Monkey Returned to Home at Massachusetts Zoo

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    A zoo in Springfield, Massachusetts, was temporarily closed Tuesday, June 21, 2016, while employees tried to recapture an escaped monkey, called Dizzy.

    An adventurous monkey is back at his home at a Massachusetts zoo after a three-day search.

    Dizzy, a Guenon monkey, had escaped from his enclosure at Springfield's Forest Park Zoo Tuesday and was missing for more than 48 hours.

    The zoo was closed after Dizzy's escape and remained shut down for safety reasons. It will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.

    "We would like to thank Forest Park, zoo staff, Springfield police and all those involved in helping us return Dizzy safely to his home," the zoo said in a statement. "Come welcome Dizzy home from his big adventure!"

    Dizzy got out when a zoo staff member exited the enclosure to answer a guest's question and the monkey manually twisted the door knob and let himself out. The zoo said this has never happened before.


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