Monkey Business: 2 Dozen Monkeys Escape German Zoo for a Day

About two dozen monkeys broke out of a southwestern German zoo and spent the day lolling in the sun near a forest before being recaptured.

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A welcome sign at Tatzmania Wildlife Park, leading to the entrance of the zoo, in Loffingen, Germany, Thursday, April 8, 2021. About two dozen monkeys have broken out of a southwestern German zoo and are roaming the area despite efforts to recapture them. The Barbary macaques, commonly known as Barbary apes, escaped from the zoo in Loeffingen, southwest of Stuttgart and not far from the Swiss border. (Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa via AP)
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BERLIN (AP) — About two dozen monkeys broke out of a southwestern German zoo and spent the day lolling in the sun near a forest before being recaptured, authorities said. The Barbary macaques, commonly known as Barbary apes, escaped from the zoo in Loeffingen, southwest of Stuttgart and not far from the Swiss border. It was not entirely clear how they got away, but construction work at the zoo might have been a factor, police…

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