An aged, endangered ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco zoo previous this week has been discovered and returned safely to his house, police stated on Thursday.
Maki, a 21-year-old male lemur, used to be found out lacking on Wednesday morning, in a while sooner than the zoo opened to guests. Police discovered proof of a compelled access to the enclosure.
Thanks in your supportive messages right through this hard time. Presently, we would not have any updates about Maki and we’re very involved. We’re providing a $2,100 praise, $100 for yearly Maki has lived, for any knowledge resulting in his restoration. pic.twitter.com/L96OZiTCKj
— San Francisco Zoo (@sfzoo) October 15, 2020
On Thursday night time, witnesses noticed what they believed to be Maki at a playground in Daly Town, a couple of miles south of the zoo. They alerted the government, who briefly answered, San Francisco police stated.
“We contained him till team of workers from the zoo took him again house,” Daly Town police tweeted.
The lemur used to be “undoubtedly known” to be Maki and used to be in excellent well being, San Francisco police stated.
We discovered Maki, the stolen lemur from @sfzoo!! Round 5pm, we were given a file he used to be within the playground house of the Hope Lutheran Church. We contained him till team of workers from the zoo took him again house. This is Officer Haas with Maki.
We’re thankful Maki is house safely! pic.twitter.com/U5rB2RnIxC
— Daly Town Police (@DalyCityPD) October 16, 2020
SFPD on Friday afternoon stated they arrested a suspect within the housebreaking – or kidnapping, as it’s been known as at the Twitter account created for the character Maki the Lemur. The dep. stated it had reason why to imagine a 30-year outdated guy who used to be arrested on an unrelated subject used to be attached to the incident.
This used to be no longer the primary time an aged animal used to be taken from the San Francisco zoo. In 2011, “Banana Sam” – a 17-year-old squirrel monkey, used to be taken from his cage sooner than being discovered “hungry, trembling and thirsty” in a close-by park a couple of days later. As with maximum mishaps and misadventures in San Francisco, any person made him his personal Twitter account and took to tweeting his time clear of the zoo.
OMG YOU GUYS RAINFOREST CAFE IS NOT WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE. It is principally an Applebee’s with a “Sounds of the Jungle” CD taking part in. I am out.
— Banana Sam (@SF_BananaSam) December 30, 2011
Banana Sam died two years later.
In 2000, two youngsters had been arrested for stealing two koalas – seven-year-old Leanne and her mom, Pat, 15 – from the zoo. The 2 koalas, described as “the cutest issues you might have ever observed”, had been discovered safely taking part in on the youngsters’ house.
UPDATE: this tale has been up to date to replicate that the San Francisco police division have made an arrest within the case.