Police Use Bananas To Lure Monkey Back To Captivity A spider monkey recently escaped from his owner in the Ontario town of Innisfil. Mango isn't the first primate to run loose there. In 2012, Darwin was spotted wearing a sheepskin coat at Ikea.
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Police Use Bananas To Lure Monkey Back To Captivity

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Police Use Bananas To Lure Monkey Back To Captivity

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A spider monkey recently escaped from his owner in the Ontario town of Innisfil. Mango isn't the first primate to run loose there. In 2012, Darwin was spotted wearing a sheepskin coat at Ikea.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. There's this monkey in the Ontario town of Innisfil that escaped from its owner, drove the cops bananas - or drove the cops to use bananas to lure Mango the spider monkey back to captivity. Mango will now join other monkeys in a local zoo, not the same one that houses another famous Ontario primate, Darwin the Ikea monkey spotted wearing a sheepskin coat at Ikea in 2012. A spokesperson for the town of Innisfil said we're just happy this monkey business has a happy ending. It's MORNING EDITION.

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