A monkey that escaped from Belfast zoo has been recaptured, after zoo staff shot it with a tranquilliser gun.
The animal fell from a tree after it was sedated by zoo staff at Gideon's
Green in Newtownabbey, north Belfast, County Antrim. A hydraulic lift, supplied by the fire service, was used to help zoo keepers
reach the monkey in the trees.
It was one of six lion-tailed macaques that escaped from the zoo on Monday.
Five have now been recaptured but one monkey is still missing. Up to 12 zoo staff arrived in Gideon's Green after the monkey was spotted up
a tree on Friday afternoon.
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A large crowd gathered to watch their attempts to capture the animal. After it was shot with the tranquilliser, the monkey fell down through
several branches of the tree. Firefighters recovered the unconscious animal from one of the branches and
brought it down to safety.