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Monkeys escape from unlocked cage at Oregon U. research center

April 6, 2009

The last of nine Macaque monkeys that escaped their cage at Oregon Health and Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center was captured Sunday afternoon - reportedly healthy and unhurt.

All captured by Sunday afternoon

Nine juvenile male Japanese Macaques escaped their group cage Friday when an animal caretaker failed to lock the cage door during routine cleaning. Four of the animals were captured immediately while the rest were caught over the weekend. 

Animal caretaker failed to lock cage door

OHSU officials said the monkeys posed little danger because they retreat from humans. Threatened monkeys, however, will bite, and their saliva could contain a virus that harms people - Herpes B.

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