In a zoo in southwestern Germany, about two dozen monkeys broke out of the zoo and were found loitering around outside near a forest in the sun. The species of these monkeys are commonly known as Barbary apes. Though it was not entirely clear how they got out of the zoo, it is suspected that the construction work happening at the zoo might be the reason.
A few hours later, the monkeys were spotted by the zoo employees but they were not able to catch them on their own. Hence the local police stepped up and recaptured the monkeys and returned them to their cages. “The animals apparently took advantage of the nice weather and spent the afternoon on the edge of a forest near the zoo,” police said.