Monkey Stolen From Palm Beach Zoo Recovered

The West Palm Beach Police Department on Wednesday said a little monkey stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo has been recovered.

Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter announced Tuesday that 12-year-old Kali, a rare Goeldi's monkey, was taken from the zoo on Monday.

A zookeeper discovered the monkey missing during early morning rounds and then saw that the mesh on her enclosure had been cut open.

"Kali is home!" police said Wednesday.

Police have not yet released further details.

Goeldi's monkeys, also known as callimicos, are naturally from the Amazon. Zoo president Margo McKnight said they are "increasingly sought after for the illegal pet trade."

Officials say Kali has a microchip, weighs around 1 pound and requires a specialized diet as well as anti-inflammatory medicine.

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