Published Thursday, 24 October 2013
Staff at Belfast zoo are searching for two monkeys. (© Belfast Zoo)
The six lion-tailed macaques escaped the zoo on Monday.
Four have since been found and reunited with their troop, however, two of the monkeys still remain at large.
The monkeys that remain on the loose are called Jade and Roxy and the public have been advised not to approach the animals.
Witnesses have said they have spotted the animals in and around north Belfast close to the zoo.
And zoo staff have been searching for the animals and have set traps in the area to capture the escapees.
They are incredibly intelligent animals and have a mischievous nature. We think something spooked them which made them escape.
Mark Challis, Belfast Zoo
Zoo manager Mark Challis told UTV: "We have been monitoring their movements over the past few days and we have a number of traps and staff located in the areas where they are frequently being spotted.
"We are confident that all of the macaques will soon be found and returned to their enclosure.
"If anyone sees the lion-tailed macaques we would ask them to contact the zoo immediately.
"Although they pose no danger to the public, we would ask that you do not attempt to approach or catch the animal."
The zoo team can be contacted on 028 9077 6277.
© UTV News