Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A University of Louisiana at Lafayette research facility revealed a monkey escaped due to a "cage failure" and is on the loose.
The university said in a Facebook post that the 12-pound Rhesus macaque "was missing due to a cage failure" that occurred Saturday at the New Iberia Research Center and was last seen Sunday morning near the New Iberia SugArena.
The post said the monkey was heading toward a nearby wooded area when it was last sighted.
"The animal was born at the center," the post said. "It is used to people but it is not a pet and should not be approached. Personnel from the center are actively working on recapturing the animal."