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7/3/06-Roanoke, VA

Monkey On The Run In Virginia After Zoo Escape

A Virginia zoo official says he hopes an escaped monkey is getting hungry -- and will be easier to catch.

Zoo workers are trying to find a Japanese macaque (mah-KACK') that escaped yesterday from the Mill Mountain Zoo. They say she may be looking for some breakfast after spending the night in the woods.

The furry, light brown monkey is named Oops because the other monkeys at the zoo weren't supposed to reproduce.

The education curator at the zoo says he thinks she is staying in a nearby forest so she can be in earshot of her family in the zoo. The official says searchers heard the monkey all day yesterday as they searched the forest.

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