13 Aug 2009

Minty the monkey recaptured

4:07 pm on 13 August 2009

Christchurch's wandering monkey Minty has been recaptured on Thursday afternoon and will be returned home to her Willowbank Wildlife reserve.

The capuchin monkey had been on the loose for six days after swimming across the moat that normally keeps the park's monkeys contained.

She was found living in tree tops nearby the park two days ago but ignored keepers' attempts to retrieve her.