NC animal control officials recapture macaque


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Submitted: Wed, 07/11/2012 - 1:40am
Updated: Wed, 07/11/2012 - 1:41am
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Animal control officers have captured a macaque more than a week after it escaped from the Wake Forest Primate Center.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the macaque was captured Tuesday afternoon in Davidson County near the Forsyth County line. It escaped from the primate center on June 29.

Lexington Animal Control shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart.

The university uses monkeys for medical testing of some of the major causes of death in the U.S. The 16-year-old macaque has spent her life breeding at the center.

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1 Comment

  • boodles says:

    How sad. This poor monkey has spent her life having precious babies snatched away shortly after their birth only to be sent to ghastly medical research. Primate mothers mourn just like human mothers. In the wild, a baby monkey will stay on/with it’s mother for 1-2 years. She should be retired to a credible sanctuary to live out her life in peace.

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