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Capuchin monkey injured during Kansas zoo break-in has died

 

October 31, 2019



DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A monkey that was injured last month trying to protect his offspring from being taken by an intruder during an apparent break-in at a Kansas zoo has died.

Officials at the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City say the 32-year-old Tufted Capuchin monkey was found unresponsive early Tuesday. City spokeswoman Abbey Martin says the zoo's veterinarian was unable to revive the monkey, named Vern.

The Hutchinson News reports a necropsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

Vern underwent surgery for broken bones after the Sept. 3 break-in. A younger monkey named Pickett w...



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