90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Florida Officials Catch Elusive Monkey After Nearly Four Years

Tampa Bay’s “Mystery Monkey” made an appearance on Wednesday afternoon, before being captured. (Tampa Bay Times/James Borchuck)

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:

Guest:


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
  • Cai Phillips-Jones

    why? why don’t they let him be free? its not like his going to mate with an squirrel or something

  • Vanessa D

    Truly, why did they feel it necessary to capture this animal and deprive him of freedom? Was he agressive or threatening in any way?  So now what are they doing with him? This seems like wrong-headed thinking and a rather pathetic waste of resources; was anyone standing up against it??

  • Vanessa D

    Ok, I  just had a chance to listen to the whole story and understand why they had to catch the little guy, so I guess I have to take back what I wrote previously. But that’s okay  :-)

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 1 4 Comments

Breastfeeding Gets A Boost From Philadelphia Hospitals

The city's major birthing hospitals have stopped sending new moms home with baby formula, to encourage breastfeeding.

August 29 Comment

World Championship Tug-Of-War Is ‘A Thing Of Beauty’

This weekend's competition in Wisconsin is a bit more intense than it was in your grade school gym class.

August 29 Comment

Repelling Mosquitoes With A Natural Sticky Patch

The Kite Patch releases odors that block the bug's carbon dioxide receptors, sending them in another direction.

August 28 3 Comments

Catching Up With The Polyphonic Spree

The choral rock band out of Dallas, Texas, has been thrilling audiences with its live performances for over a decade.