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NC animal control officials recapture macaque


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Animal control officers have captured a macaque more than a week after it escaped from the Wake Forest Primate Center.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the macaque was captured Tuesday afternoon in Davidson County near the Forsyth County line. It escaped from the primate center on June 29.

Lexington Animal Control shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart.

The university uses monkeys for medical testing of some of the major causes of death in the U.S. The 16-year-old macaque has spent her life breeding at the center.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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