Maki, a 21-year-old ring-tailed lemur that vanished from the San Francisco Zoo on Tuesday, was present in a Daly Metropolis playground on Thursday and brought again to his enclosure by zoo officers, police mentioned.
Daly Metropolis cops responded to a report that Maki was within the Hope Lutheran Church playground at about 5 p.m. He was contained there till zoo officers scooped him up and returned him to his enclosure roughly 5 miles away on the zoo’s Lipman Household Lemur Forest habitat, police mentioned.
Maki was “in good well being” on Thursday, San Francisco police mentioned. Officers from Animal Care and Management additionally responded to the scene, police mentioned.
“We’re grateful Maki is residence safely!” Daly Metropolis police mentioned.
In a photograph posted to the Police Division’s Twitter, Daly Metropolis police Officer Haas squated beside a safely caged Maki earlier than zoo officers took him residence.
San Francisco police believe Maki was taken from his enclosure on the San Francisco Zoo’s Lipman Household Lemur Forest habitat on Tuesday. Police have requested for the general public’s assist in finding the animal.
As of Thursday night, San Francisco police mentioned no arrests have been made in reference to this incident.
“Thanks all in your help on this investigation. Due to you, we have been in a position to find ‘Maki,’” San Francisco police mentioned on Twitter, sharing a photograph of a seated Maki with the phrase “FOUND” in daring, white and pink lettering.
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— San Francisco Police (@SFPD) October 16, 2020
San Francisco police mentioned Maki’s days-long disappearance is being investigated as a housebreaking as a result of investigators discovered proof of “compelled entry to the animal enclosure” the place the endangered animal was housed.
“Investigators processed the scene for proof and the housebreaking is beneath investigation,” San Francisco police mentioned of the enclosure.
A Twitter consumer shared a photo saying the endangered animal was noticed at a daycare facility in Daly Metropolis on Thursday.
Within the tweet, the one who posted the picture wrote: “The lemur was discovered this afternoon at my child’s day care, Hope Lutheran, in Daly Metropolis!”