Friday, July 10, 2015

Search For Missing Monkey Takes Over Memphis Twittersphere

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 2:57 PM

As of 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Memphis Zoo officials were still searching for Zimm, the macaque monkey who escaped her enclosure around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Laura Doty, the Memphis Zoo's marketing and communications manager, said zoo officials believe Zimm is hiding out in the zoo's culvert system, where a zookeeper spotted her yesterday. 

Doty says they're going inlet to inlet doing a systematic search in the culvert system. Once they establish that an inlet is clear, they're shutting the inlet off to narrow down the search. Traps with fresh produce are set up in the culvert to lure the three-year-old monkey in.

Meanwhile, Memphians are having a blast with Zimm's escape on Twitter. Zimm has an unofficial Twitter account at @Zimm901. Here are a few sample tweets from Zimm.

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But non-monkey Memphians are much funnier. Here are some of our favorite Zimm-related tweets of the day.

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