Yesterday, Dublin Zoo staff and Gardaí were alerted to help return a monkey to its enclosure.

Shortly after 5:30pm, Gardaí were called to locate the Sulawesi-crested macaque which had escaped from its enclosure at the zoo.

The monkey was confirmed to have returned back to its home a short time later in the evening.

The zoo also confirmed that the animal had never left the grounds of the zoo.

Dublin Zoo’s 28 hectares usually attracts over 1 million visitors a year and is officially Ireland’s biggest family attraction.

Though, like many things, the zoo remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.