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Escaped Southeast Kansas Zoo Monkey Found Dead

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File photo of a capuchin monkey at the Independence zoo. File photo of a capuchin monkey at the Independence zoo.

Independence police said a capuchin monkey that escaped its pen at a southeast Kansas zoo last week was found dead Friday afternoon. 

Independence Police Chief Harry Smith says the monkey was one of two that broke free July 10 at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo.  

7/12/2013 Related Story: Monkey Escapes Independence, Kansas Zoo

He says the escaped monkey was found dead on zoo property. 

The other monkey was recaptured shortly after escaping. 

Smith believes the monkey's death was due to last week's high temperatures and because of recent injuries it had suffered. 

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