Monkey stolen from Palm Beach Zoo recovered, in good health

Monkey stolen from Palm Beach Zoo recovered, in good health
(Source: Palm Beach Zoo)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — UPDATE: West Palm Beach police said Wednesday morning a monkey that was stolen earlier this week at the Palm Beach Zoo has been recovered and is in good health.

According to a news release from the zoo, detectives returned the female monkey named "Kali" to zoo officials shortly before midnight Wednesday. It's unclear how police found the primate or if anyone has been arrested.

"We are grateful for the tenacious and passionate detectives and police officers involved in our case," said Zoo President & CEO Margo McKnight.

Zoo officials say the 12-year-old Goeldi's monkey suffers from inflammation appears to be in good health. The species is native to South America and valued at $10,000 on the black market.

“Kali is doing well considering she has been without her medication for days,” McKnight said in a written statement. “Our animal care team is monitoring her closely, and our goal is to reunite her with Quito, her mate, as soon as we know she’s healthy."

The zoo released video Wednesday morning of the monkey back in her cage and eating. Watch the video below:

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