Missing Monkey Banana Sam Returned to San Francisco Zoo
On Dec. 30 San Francisco Zoo staff discovered a 17-year-old male squirrel monkey, "Banana-Sam," was missing from an exhibit that had been breached by vandals, according to a statement released by the zoo. The monkey was returned to the zoo a few days later.
- Update Jan. 1, 2012, via our colleagues at the Ocean Beach Bulletin: "Banana-Sam, the squirrel monkey stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, has been found in Stern Grove and returned safely to the zoo."
- Here is the original Storify about the monkey's disappearance.
- Anthony Brown's Twitter profile identifies him as a zoo penguin keeper and a member of the @sfzoo social media team. He Tweeted about the break-in.
- Reports of the theft quickly spawned a fake Twitter account.
- Brown did not find the account funny.
- Other Twitter users reacted with a mix of concern, humor and exasperation.
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