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SF Zoo to hold off on reward for Banana-Sam's return

Wednesday, January 04, 2012
The squirrel monkey stolen from the San Francisco Zoo last week is back home, but hes not being displayed to the public just yet.

(KGO Photo)

San Francisco police have asked the city's zoo to hold off on giving any reward money for the recent return of a stolen monkey.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the case involving Banana Sam is still open. The 17-year old squirrel monkey was taken out of his zoo habitat Thursday night.

On Saturday, a man called police saying he found the monkey in Stern Grove and coaxed him into a backpack. Zoo keepers have said it's doubtful that a squirrel monkey could be anything but forced into a backpack. There had been a $5,000 dollar reward for Banana Sam's safe return.


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