A rare and endangered Goeldi's Marmoset reported missing from the Universeum science center in Gothenburg, Sweden turned up safe and sound several hours later... at a local McDonald's restaurant.
Face it, if you're a monkey on the lam in Sweden, it's not like you can hide out in the nearest jungle. Such was the conundrum facing an escaped or possibly-stolen Goeldi's Marmoset, a New World monkey native to the upper Amazon basin in South America. Center staff and the Gothenburg police were flummoxed as well: how to find a misplaced monkey when you don't even know where to look?
Luckily for all concerned, the runaway primate took matters into its own hands, er, paws by crashing a McDonald's in Frolunda, a borough in the city's southwest. “We think it's the same one,” stated police spokesperson Peter Nordengard to the TT newswire, “but I guess there aren't that many monkeys out and about at the moment.” Uh huh... and there's one less now that the missing marmoset has been safely returned. Someone supersize a Happy Meal for that monkey! (via The Local and Expressen)