Police were trying to find a monkey that was on the loose near the King of Diamonds strip club in North Miami Beach Tuesday.
The monkey came from an industrial area west of I-95 and was reportedly loose in the area of the club near Northeast 6th Avenue between 179th and 180th streets.
Police said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was assisting in the search.
FWC officials said the Vervet monkey is a wild animal. A colony of them live in Dania Beach but some have migrated south, officials said.
The search was being suspended, FWC officials said.