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Monkey makes escape and hates dental care
By (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-03-30 17:14

A monkey with a predisposition against dental care fled from a lab and hurt at least three people in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, the China West Metropolis News reports.

Raised at the Chengdu Zoo, the monkey was recently moved to a medical school for lab experiments on oral cavities.

Dissatisfied with the dental work and known for his hot temper, the monkey escaped from the lab around 1 pm on Saturday. After arriving at a nearby community, he bit an old woman in an attempt to take away some biscuits. He also stopped for some tea.

Police officers rushed to the scene, but the creature made a monkey out of them and escaped. It was not until 2 pm when a zoo staffer arrived and shot the monkey full of anesthetic that he was finally caught.

He said he preferred to go back to the zoo and did not care for dental work.


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