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Hey, Hey, There's the Monkeys on the Loose

March 13, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Two dozen monkeys escaped from a research center and holed up in a forest, where animal-control workers used bananas and oranges to try to lure them out.

By Wednesday, eight of the 24 rhesus monkeys remained loose, said Fran Simon, a spokeswoman for the Tulane Regional Primate Center in Covington.

"When they get hungry enough, they'll come back," Simon said.

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