Saturday, August 18, 2007

Capuchin Monkey unlocks cage and escapes

The New York Times reports that Oliver the Capuchin monkey escaped from his cage by picking the locks. This was after he'd escaped previously and $300 were spent on new locks. Oliver's keeper speculates that because Capuchins are good at watching and repeating what they see, Oliver may have had a small piece of wire hidden in his cage that he used in the breakout. Just so long as he doesn't start carrying a shiv...

2 comments:

Japan said...

That is a fricken sweet monkey. :(|)-|-<

Mikey Rivey said...

My GF told me about a primate (mokey or ape or something) that hid a wire along his gums, and waited until no one was around to use it to relieve the latch. He was able to get out every night for a long time.