He’s cute. He’s furry. He bites. And he’s been stolen.
Police are asking for help in locating “Banana-Sam,” a two-pound, one-foot-tall squirrel monkey swiped from the San Francisco Zoo last night by intrepid vandals.
Zoo officials say the monkey-thieves broke into the Zoo overnight, cutting holes in two fences to swipe the 17-year-old Banana-Sam from his exhibit.
Zoo workers discovered the breach this morning, and are working with police for his return.
Squirrel monkeys are indigineous to Central and South America with a lifespan of about 20 years. Approximately 3,500 are thought to remain in the wild after deforestation of their native habitat.