Date: 11 Jun 2018
We are sorry to announce that a spider monkey, which escaped from our zoo on Saturday night, has died after being clipped by a car on the motorway.
We are currently investigating how the escape occurred from the monkey island on which the animals are kept.
The monkey was being tracked by keepers when the accident occurred and, despite being quickly taken back to the zoo for veterinary assistance, died shortly afterwards.
The whole zoo team are devastated at the loss.
We want to take this opportunity to thank the PSNI and members of the public for their assistance.