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Monkey Escapes Zoo And Explores His Town

It was the opportunity of a lifetime.

When a zookeeper at the Hai Keif Zoo in Israel accidentally left the door of the spider monkey cage open, all five monkeys had one idea: to break out.

While four of the monkeys wandered around the zoo, one took the escape even farther, wandering around the town of Rishon LeZion, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Police were called in on the monkey chase around Israel's fourth largest city, eventually spotting him on a road near the zoo. A veterinarian shot the runaway monkey with a tranquilizer dart, and that was the end of his adventure.

But that unlatched door opened the way to an opportunity of a lifetime: to see the world outside his cage.

The monkey and his friends are now back in their cage.