A missing ring-tailed lemur has been found and returned to the San Francisco Zoo after it was spotted at a church daycare’s playground nearly five miles away from its enclosure at the zoo, police said on Thursday evening.
Maki, the 21-year-old endangered lemur, was spotted in the playground area of the Hope Lutheran Church daycare in Dale City, California, about five miles from the zoo, at around 5 p.m. on Thursday, nearly 36 hours after police started their investigation, said the Dale City Police Department.
“Officers from Daly City Police Department responded to the scene along with officers from Animal Care and Control and staff from the San Francisco Zoo. The lemur was successfully captured and positively identified as ‘Maki.’ ‘Maki’ was determined to be in good health and transported back to the San Francisco Zoo,” said the San Francisco Police Department.
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