Lemur missing after break-in at San Francisco Zoo

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Police say someone broke into the San Francisco Zoo and stole a 21-year-old male lemur named Maki on Oct. 14, 2020. (San Francisco Zoo)
Police say someone broke into the San Francisco Zoo and stole a 21-year-old male lemur named Maki on Oct. 14, 2020. (San Francisco Zoo)

Police say someone broke into the San Francisco Zoo overnight and stole a ring-tailed lemur.

They said the 21-year-old male lemur named Maki was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors Wednesday.

Investigators found evidence of a forced entry to the lemur enclosure and processed the scene for evidence.

They’re seeking tips from the public, saying that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care, and they are circulating a photo of a ring-tailed lemur.

The zoo boasts the largest outdoor lemur habitat in the country, housing seven different lemur species native to Madagascar.

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