Zoo officials were looking for Kali, a 12-year-old Goeldi's monkey who is missing from the Zoo.
UPDATE: Palm Beach Zoo officials say West Palm Beach Police detectives returned Kali to the Palm Beach Zoo late Wednesday night. Zoo officials say the 12-year-old Goeldi’s monkey appears to be in good health.
“Kali is doing well considering she has been without her medication for days,” McKnight said. “Our animal care team is monitoring her closely, and our goal is to reunite her with Quito, her mate, as soon as we know she’s healthy.”
**The original story from February 12th is posted below.**
A monkey is missing from the zoo! Officials are looking for a rare Goeldi’s monkey likely stolen from the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. The tiny monkey named ‘Kali’ has a health condition and receives daily treatments.
“Kali requires a specialized diet and care,” said Associate Curator of Animal Wellness, Nancy Nill. “She weighs around a pound, and she is on anti-inflammatory medication.”
Kali is 12-years-old and does not have any distinct markings. She is fully immunized and has a microchip. She was discovered missing by a keeper during early morning rounds on Monday.
Surveillance footage has been turned over to investigators. Zoo officials say the footage shows a person walking along the West side perimeter of the Zoo early Monday morning and then later, the same person was caught on camera walking north along the West side perimeter of the Zoo. There are also signs of forced entry at the habitat where Kali lived, according to Zoo officials.
“This very small and rare monkey is increasingly sought after for the illegal pet trade,” said Margo McKnight, Zoo President & CEO. “We don’t buy and sell our animals. We work in collaboration with other Zoos to save species. ‘Kali’ and her well-being is priceless.”
If you have any information about Kali’s whereabouts, you should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS immediately for a possible reward.