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Lowry Park monkeys escape from Polk zoo facility

Several Lowry Park Zoo monkeys escaped from a zoo facility northeast of Lakeland on Monday evening, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

The animals had been living on an island on the property.

Park officials told deputies the monkeys posed no health concerns to nearby residents.

Zoo workers planned to try to catch them with feed traps.

Information from the Lakeland Ledger was used in this report.

Lowry Park monkeys escape from Polk zoo facility 04/22/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:41am]
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