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Two missing monkeys found, officials say

A patas monkey grooms her two-month-old baby monkey at the Chiba Zoological Park in Chiba, near...
A patas monkey grooms her two-month-old baby monkey at the Chiba Zoological Park in Chiba, near Tokyo, Sunday, May 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)(Itsuo Inouye | ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 5:27 PM EDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 6:11 PM EDT
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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - 5:06 p.m. UPDATE- Effingham County officials say the two monkeys that went missing May 22 are now home and safe.

They say the DNR is still investigating.

WTOC will keep you update to date as we receive information.

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two monkeys that are on the loose.

Officials say they are common patas monkeys, and they are not believed to be dangerous.

Officials have set up traps to try to capture the monkeys. They escaped from their home in the north end of the county.

You’re asked to not approach the monkeys if you see them, and contact the Effingham County Sheriff’s non-emergency line at 912-754-3449 with any information.

The attached photo is a sample of what the missing monkeys look like, not actual photos of them.

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