Banana Sam, the somewhat famous squirrel monkey that made headlines when he was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo in late December, will be back for the world to see.
Starting on Saturday, Banana Sam will be on exhibit at the squirrel monkey enclosure. Zoo visitors who bring a valentine for Banana Sam this weekend will also get $1 off admission.
Zookeepers discovered that the 17-year-old monkey was missing on the morning of December 30. Upon investigating the area, they found that someone had climbed onto the roof of the exhibit and cut two holes into the mesh.
The next day, a man came forward with the monkey, claiming to have found Banana Sam in Stern Grove. He told police that he had lured the monkey into his backpack before returning it to authorities.
Police continue to check into the man’s story as well as the disappearance of the monkey.