Missing Lemur Found in Crate Outside California Hotel With Note to Call Cops
Isaac is happy to be back at the zoo, caretakers said.
A missing lemur has been found after someone dumped the animal outside a California hotel with a note to call police.
Isaac the lemur was one of several animals let out of their cages at the Santa Ana Zoo over the weekend after an unidentified individual "hopped the fence, got into the zoo and with bolt cutters opened two cages with some lemurs and ... monkeys," Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told KNBC.
The other animals were recaptured, but Isaac remained missing until police got a call about the crate.
"It sounds more like at this point that it was some kind of prank or a challenge because they placed [the lemur] in a public area in a secure box with a note," Bertagna said.
While the incident is under investigation, zoo caretakers said Isaac is doing well and spent the day feasting away and catching up with old pals.
Stealing a lemur is a federal crime because it is an endangered species.
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