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Patas monkeys arrive at Zoo Boise

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 20 2012 03:08:41 PM MST
BOISE, Idaho -

Two patas female monkeys have arrived at Zoo Boise to replace a male patus monkey that died following a break-in last month.
    
The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/12CIMZM) that 23-month-old DJ and 15-month-old Kibibi arrived on a Delta Airlines flight at 11 p.m. Wednesday and were taken to the zoo.
    
Zoo Director Steve Burns says DJ and Kibibi will spend a month separated from other zoo animals before joining Incas, the surviving adult male Patas monkey. He says if all goes well there could be offspring.
    
Police say 22-year-old Michael J. Watkins broke into the zoo on Nov. 17 and tried to steal a male patas monkey named Cratey but ended up beating the monkey to death with a tree branch. Watkins has been charged with felony theft and burglary.