California law enforcement responded to a 911 call from a zoo – only to find they had been called by a monkey.
A Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says its dispatchers received the 911 call from the Zoo to You in Paso Robles, Calif., over the weekend.
When the call dropped, officers unsuccessfully tried to text and call back, the department said on social media.
“Our MPs have seen their fair share of the county’s ‘monkey business’. But nothing like it,” the department said on Facebook.
But when the deputies arrived at the zoo, they found that no one there had called 911, and it turned out that Route the capuchin monkey was to blame.
“Did someone try to make us look like a monkey’s uncle? Then they all realized… it must have been Route the Capuchin Monkey. Apparently Route had picked up the zoo’s cellphone…which was in the zoo’s golf cart…which is used to drive around the zoo’s 40-acre grounds,” the department added.
“We were told that capuchin monkeys are very curious and will grab anything and everything and just start pushing buttons. And that’s exactly what Route did… it happened to be the right combination of numbers to call us.”
The department also posted pictures of the route on their Facebook page.
“As you can see from these photos, Route is a little embarrassed about the whole thing. But you can’t really blame her, monkeys see, monkeys do,” the department wrote.
Capuchin monkeys are common in the tropical forests of Central and South America.
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