Maki, a 21-year-old ring-tailed lemur Stolen From the San Francisco Zoo this week, he was safe Thursday in a nearby city, police said.
The animal was found in Dolly City, south of San Francisco, around 5 p.m., and Mackie was captured and returned to the zoo, San Francisco police said. Said in a statement. Dolly City police said the animal was found in a church playground about four miles from the zoo.
The oldest lemur at the zoo went missing Wednesday morning after a robbery report, police said.
San Francisco police said no arrests were made in the case, which is an “open and active” investigation.
The Dolly City Police Department tweeted a photo of Mackie and they thanked the animal for returning to the zoo.
The department said it had received a report that Maki was at the playground, “holding him until staff from the zoo took him home.”
San Francisco police officers who responded Wednesday morning to the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens found that Maki had been forced into the premises where he was kept.
Due to the animal’s unique diet and age, the zoo requested public assistance in locating the macaque.
Ring-tailed lemurs belong only to Madagascar and are considered an endangered species. The zoo had earlier on Thursday announced a 100 2,100 – $ 100 reward for each year of our lives – for information leading to its recovery.