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Two monkeys have escaped from Belfast Zoo and are running wild

We still don’t know how they broke out.

TWO MONKEYS HAVE escaped from Belfast Zoo today, and are currently being tracked down by vets and staff members near the city.

The news was confirmed by Belfast Zoo this afternoon, sending the internet into a frenzy.

According to Belfast Live, the zoo are tracking the movements of the animals, and have released this statement:

Two lion-tailed macaques escaped from Belfast Zoo this morning. The two primates in question have been sighted onsite or in close proximity to the zoo. Belfast Zoo staff and the zoo vet are located in these areas and are tracking the movements of the animals.

The two macaque monkeys are still on the loose on Cave Hill – a hill to the West of the city.

This tweet might be a little misleading, as the monkeys are on the Cave Hill – and not running rampage in the city centre.

More on this as we get it.

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