Where in the world is Banana Sam?
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Banana Sam's not on the lam, San Francisco Zoo officials say, he's been monkey-napped.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of the 17-year-old squirrel monkey, who zoo officials said Saturday was snatched from his cage either late Thursday or early Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
"This was a criminal act of vandalism and trespassing, and we are working with the police to identify the perpetrators," said Tanya Peterson, the zoo's executive director.
"We are hoping he has nine lives and will be rescued again."
Squirrel monkeys, which can weigh up to 3 pounds, do not make good pets, Peterson said.
"He has extremely sharp teeth and will definitely bite if provoked," zoo officials said in a statement.
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