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Monkey Still On Loose After Fire At Pa. Animal Rescue

FILE PHOTO: A White-headed Capuchin monkey is seen holding a mango at the National Palo Verde Park on April 8, 2010 in Guanacaste, some 220 kilometers Northeast from San Jose.
(Photo Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

FILE PHOTO: A White-headed Capuchin monkey is seen holding a mango at the National Palo Verde Park on April 8, 2010 in Guanacaste, some 220 kilometers Northeast from San Jose.
(Photo Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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HANOVER, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – Volunteers at an exotic animal rescue in southern Pennsylvania are still looking for a monkey that got loose and ran away during a fire that destroyed the facility.

The East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue in Adams County burned down early Saturday. Two residents escaped, and most of the animals were saved from the fire. Two cats died.

A capuchin monkey named Bug escaped from his carrier during the rescue and ran into the woods. He remained missing on Sunday. Volunteer Melissa Bishop tells pennlive.com , “He’s special to us, and finding him is our number one priority.”

Fairfield Fire Chief Adam Jacobs says the fire was likely caused by a wireless router that shorted out and ignited some papers.

In the wake of the wake of a boy’s mauling death at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, our news partners at the Post-Gazette reported that in 1987, a Japanese macaque monkey escaped from the zoo and wasn’t found until six months later.

The monkey, named Alphie, was later found about 60 miles away in Ohio.

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