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Escaped monkey is still on the run from Belfast Zoo

By Rebecca Black

One of two monkeys that escaped from Belfast Zoo was still on the run last night - 36 hours after he first fled his enclosure.

The zoo has admitted it planned to review the enclosure following the second mass macaque break-out in two years.

Zoo staff have asked anyone who has spotted the lion-tailed macaque, Zoid, to contact them immediately.

His comrade Rose was found yesterday afternoon following a search operation involving the zoo vet, keepers, and the Fire and Rescue Service.

Both were also escapees in the 2013 break-out.

They escaped from their enclosure again on Wednesday morning.

Rose was tracked down to what a zoo spokeswoman termed as a "nearby location", and tranquillised by the zoo vet before being returned to her enclosure.

The macaques are native to India, but a zoo spokeswoman said they are "fairly hardy and the cold should not affect them".

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