A test monkey is on the lam after a truck carrying 100 apes to a laboratory crashed.
The truck driver, en route to Florida, crashed into a dump truck on Friday outside Danville, Pennsylvania.
Four crab-eating macaques seized the opportunity to escape — and as of Saturday, one was still at large.
“There is still one monkey unaccounted for, but we are asking that no one attempt to look for or capture the animal. Anyone who sees or locates the monkey is asked not to approach, attempt to catch, or come in contact with the monkey. Please call 911 immediately,” a state trooper PIO wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Cynomolgus monkeys, as the species is also known, can cost more than $10,000, and were used as test subjects for the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report.
The intelligent, social primates are also known to utilize stone tools in the wild.
With Post wires