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Taiwan zoo's escaped monkey recaptured after three days

March 18 (UPI) -- The Taipei Zoo in Taiwan said a Patas monkey that escaped from its enclosure and fled into the nearby forest was captured Thursday morning in a trap baited with apples and cookies.

The zoo said searchers found the 8-year-old male monkey, Nan Dao, sleeping in the trap at 8:40 a.m. Thursday after apparently becoming ensnared overnight.

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Nan Dao had escaped from the zoo during cleaning Monday morning. Officials said the zookeeper cleaning the enclosure had focused their attention on another monkey that had ran out into a corridor and Nan Dao was able to open the unlocked cage door and flee into the woods.

Zoo officials said Nan Dao was spotted nearby the zoo Wednesday evening, and a trap baited with an apple and cookies was placed nearby a sound recording playing Patas monkey calls. Nan Dao was found sleeping in the cage the next morning.

A zoo veterinarian examined Nan Dao and determined he was in good health, but a little stressed from his time on the loose.

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