These primates had enough fun for two barrels.
Nearly two dozens monkeys escaped from a German zoo Thursday. © ShutterstockBarbary macaque
Barbary macaque (Shutterstock/)
The incident occurred at Tatzmania Wildlife Park in Loeffingen when the animals managed to get out of their enclosure and started roaming the animals as a pack.
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Zoo officials believe a construction project at the facility may have played a part in the daring escape.
The animals were free for several hours but were then found playing and soaking up the sun.
A welcome sign at Tatzmania Wildlife Park, leading to the entrance of the zoo, in Loffingen, Germany, Thursday, April 8, 2021. (Philipp von Ditfurth/)
"The animals apparently took advantage of the nice weather and spent the afternoon on the edge of a forest near the zoo," police said.
Each of the monkeys was safely recaptured.
The monkeys, Barbary macaques, also known as Barbary apes, are primarily native to the Atlas Mountains region in North Africa but are also common on Gibraltar, which has the only wild monkey population in Europe.
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