Monkeys take over Emmen Zoo
14 July 2005, AMSTERDAM — The adventurous squirrel monkeys of Emmen Zoo in the northeast of the Netherlands are always looking for way to break out of their enclosure and go exploring.
14 July 2005
Now, they no longer have to emulate the escape-obsessed penguins of the animated movie Madagascar.
The zoo's management has put a hatch in the roof of their hut to allow the little monkeys to jump to explore the rest of the zoo using ropes and tree branches.
Their wander lustre had to be curtailed prior to this because some of the other more delicate monkeys in the zoo could have become infected by contact with the marauders.
The other monkeys have been rehoused in order to allow the squirrel monkeys to roam.
Biologist Wybren Landman said there were initial fears the squirrel monkeys would not return to their enclosure. But when one came back, the rest followed.
Their food is left for them at their enclosure.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news