All monkeys accounted for after mass escape in Pennsylvania

After several monkeys escaped from a crashed truck in Pennsylvania, authorities put an end to the monkey business on Saturday evening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed in an email to the Associated Press they had accounted for all 100 monkeys after the truck carrying them crashed. Friday’s crash allowed for some of the monkeys to escape, causing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to begin a search for the missing animals, the outlet reported.

Three of the monkeys the truck had been carrying were confirmed to be dead by the CDC after being euthanized.

The health agency did not explain why the three monkeys were killed, only saying they were put down humanely according to the American Veterinary Medical Association guideline. WATCH: MAN WRESTLES BEAR TO SAVE WIFE AND DOGS Police said the monkeys were originally from Mauritius and had arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport on Friday morning.

They were being sent to an unspecified, CDC-approved quarantine facility before crashing into a dump truck on a Pennsylvania highway, according to the outlet. After several of the monkeys escaped the crashed truck, all but one had been recovered by Saturday morning. Police warned residents on social media not to look for or capture the creature and to alert the authorities if the monkey was spotted.


The CDC and the Pennsylvania State Police have not yet responded to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.