January 1st, 2012
05:27 AM ET

Monkey stolen from California zoo found safe

Banana-Sam, a much-loved squirrel-monkey stolen from his enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo, has been safely returned, officials said.
The monkey was found Saturday night - a day after he disappeared from the zoo - at a park by a passer-by who spotted the primate in the bushes, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement.
The passer-by coaxed the monkey from the bushes into his backpack, and then called the authorities, according to the statement.
Police officers brought the monkey to the zoo, where officials determined it was the missing primate.

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  1. Brigadier Crawypaws

    Ahhh, well... Ummm, I was only gonna barrow them for the invasion of Iran!!! (key chain rattling)
    Burp! Zzzzzzz 🙂

    January 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Why was Banana-Sam taken?
    Let's see...
    Things I could do with a monkey:
    1. "OK, kids, now before Joey III blows out the candles on his cake, I have a BIG surprise for all of you;"
    2. "Banana-Sam, my feet are cold–you sleep down there...no, over that way a little;"
    3. "No, Banana-Sam, I distinctly told you that the yellow-tagged bags go into the recycling can;"
    4. "Banana-Sam, always put your fourth finger on B-flat in scales...no, Sam, just in the right hand;"
    5. "No, Banana-Sam–up, down, in and out verbs are conjugated with essere."

    January 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. **cosmicVox *

    I Love a Happy Ending 🙂

    January 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    He didn't like Green Eggs and Ham.
    He didn't like them,
    Banana Sam.

    January 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brigadier Crawypaws

    @banasy That was a real good! I'll drink to that !!! LOL Burrrrp! opps scaussy

    January 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Ever wonder why some of your posts get deleted, Ruffie?

    January 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©


    You've earned the first one handed out by me this year.

    January 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    You need to seek medical attention for your reflux problem.

    January 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brigadier Crawypaws

    LMAO, Thanks for the laugh Banasy

    January 2, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
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