I wrote about the monkeys' escape to freedom a few weeks back, and the subsequent discovery of Lowry Park CEO Lex Salisbury's little for-profit venture over the summer. The latter story definitely overshadowed the "Great Monkey Getaway."
But those monkeys are still causing headaches for Salisbury (who is on a leave of absence as the city of Tampa conducts an audit into transactions between Safari Wild and Lowry Park Zoo).
The remaining five patas monkeys that escaped from nearby Safari Wild in April have turned up at a 600-acre ranch.
The owner of the ranch says corn has vanished at an alarming rate from deer feeders and the switches and knobs on his tractors were tampered with, draining the batteries on both.
The tiny footprints helped unravel the mystery.