Search underway after monkey escapes from Fota Wildlife Park


Fota Wildlife Park is in a flurry of activity, after a monkey escaped from the facility last night. 

A search is well underway in Cork for the missing black and white colobus monkey, who has been spotted in the area. 

Trained rangers have been dispatched to find and detain the roaming primate. 

Twitter page Cork Safety Alerts tweeted about the unconfirmed sightings of the rogue ape, and Fota Wildlife Park responded.

'Our trained rangers have implemented the escape protocol for a Colobus monkey- we expect to have him safely home soon,' they replied.

'Recently one of our residents a Colobus Monkey, escaped from his habitat here at Fota Wildlife Park,' a spokesperson told The Sun.

"Our escape protocol was immediately implemented by Fota Wildlife Park’s trained animal rangers, and we expect he will be rescued very soon, and safely returned to his home.

What we would do to head down to Cork to join the search…

Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.