SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been observed, police stated Thursday.
The 21-calendar year-old male lemur named Maki was uncovered missing shortly in advance of the zoo opened to people on Wednesday.
Investigators found proof of a pressured entry to the lemur enclosure.
Another person referred to as law enforcement Thursday evening to say that Maki was spotted in Daly Town, a couple miles south of the zoo, officials reported.
“Around 5pm, we acquired a report he was in the playground place of the Hope Lutheran Church. We contained him right until staff members from the zoo took him again dwelling,” Daly Metropolis law enforcement tweeted.
Maki was located to be in good overall health and was transported back again to the zoo, San Francisco law enforcement said in a assertion.
Detectives are nevertheless investigating the split-in.
Maki was born at the zoo in 1999 and has an offspring in the enclosure, zoo spokeswoman Nancy Chan said.
The outdoor lemur habitat houses 7 distinctive lemur species indigenous to Madagascar, in accordance to the zoo’s internet site. Some are endangered.
“Guests can see the lemurs from quite a few vantage details: from throughout a bordering pond, looking eye to eye at lemurs in the trees or gazing down beneath from an elevated boardwalk,” the web-site claims.