Tokyo Monkey Captured

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    Media frenzy! The wild monkey that had recently been spotted throughout the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo has been captured:


    According to police, the male Japanese monkey strayed into the three-story storehouse on the premises of a private residence at around 2 p.m. on Aug. 13. Following a report from the Metropolitan Police Department, a worker from Ueno Zoological Gardens caught the animal using a tranquilizer gun.

    About 200 people living in the area flocked to the site to see the incident.

    The monkey is being held at the Ueno Zoo for now, but will eventually be returned to the mountains from whence it probably came.

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