The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Tampa Bay’s “Mystery Monkey” has been captured after spending nearly four years on the run.
The Wild Rhesus Macaque had become a celebrity, seen by many locals as a symbol of freedom – a fact that had earned him a mention on the Colbert Report and a Facebook page with more than 87,000 “likes.”
Florida officials captured him yesterday in what became the last in many multi-hour monkey hunts.
You can also read and listen to Here & Now’s previous story on Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay: