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CLEMMONS, N.C. -
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center officials are trying to recapture a monkey that escaped from an animal holding facility southeast of Clemmons.
The first public sighting of the 16-year-old female monkey, about the size of a domestic cat, was reported Monday in the area of Rivergate Court and Loop Road, Baptist officials said.
• The monkey was spotted again in the same area Tuesday morning.
• Veterinarians from Baptist, as well as animal control officers from both Davidson and Forsyth counties, have gone to the area, about 2 miles from the facility where she escaped.
• Animal control officers tried to use a tranquilizer on the wild animal Monday night, but it didn't work. Animal control also has set out live traps with fruit to try to lure her.