As it turns out, there was an actual monkey involved. Yup, the zoo’s resident Capuchin monkey, Route.
Sneaky little Route had stolen one of the zoo’s cellphones that they keep in their golf carts while they travel around their 40-acre property.
Employees at the zoo informed the deputies that Capuchin monkeys are “very inquisitive and will grab anything and everything and just start pushing buttons.”
Of course, out of all the number combinations, Route could’ve pressed, she dialed 911! Along with the written statement on Facebook are pictures of precious Route, who looks adorable but mischievous at the same time.
“As you can tell from these photos, Route is a little embarrassed by the whole thing,” the statement reads. “But you can’t really blame her; after all, monkey see, monkey do.”
We love how the sheriff’s department is embracing this incident with a good laugh! It was probably a day they’ll never forget. Those living near ‘Zoo to You’ can have some pretty amazing experiences there, and perhaps can see Route the monkey in her element!
They offer unique events like their ‘Wild Nights’ at the zoo, where you can sleep under the stars in one of their safari tents.
To read the original Facebook post, visit the link here.
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