Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/MaxLatish
This is the moment a fugitive monkey runs amok in a supermarket after reportedly escaping from a nearby petting zoo.
Supermarket workers reportedly caught the escaped monkey by enticing it with a banana after it escaped from a petting zoo in a shopping centre in the city of Kharkiv in the north-eastern Ukrainian region of Kharkiv Oblast.
The monkey scarpered from the recently-opened zoo and climbed down two floors to the supermarket where it was filmed running along the pipes and air-conditioning units on the ceiling.
A video filmed by a chuckling eyewitness shows the monkey running along the pipes as a little girl laughs and points.
According to reports, the supermarket boss decided to close the store while they attempted to catch the escaped primate.
The monkey was apparently easy to snare and workers only needed a single banana to lure it down before returning it to the petting zoo.
The three-year-old male monkey was called Sacha and petting zoo staff members have promised to take better care of their animals in the future, according to local media.
It was not the first time a primate had escaped from the petting zoo. Another monkey recently escaped after breaking its glass enclosure with a rock, according to reports.
The clever monkey used both hands to slam the rock against the glass several times before it eventually smashed.
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