A kidnapped lemur has been rescued and returned to his abode in San Francisco. According to reports, the lemur that is known as Maki was taken out of his enclosure. The police realized that this lemur was kidnapped after discovering signs of burglary following his disappearance.
The disappearance of this lemur made zookeepers worried about its welfare and how he got missing. This endangered species is 21 years old and needs specialized care. The kidnapped lemur is reported to have lived beyond its average life span which is 16 years. All thanks to an eagle-eyed boy who took some vital steps when he spotted the lemur.
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When the staff at the zoo called the attention of the city police forces about the break-in, the police forces sprang into action and promised to offer a reward of $2,100 for any information that can help his recovery. The $2,100 reward signified $100 for each year Maki has lived.
Fortunately, a 5-year-old boy spotted the lemur two days after he disappeared. 5-year-old James Trinsh attends the Hope Lutheran Church Day School. James was waiting for his mother outside the church when he sighted Maki playing on playground equipment. When his mother got back, he told her to contact the zookeeper.
The kidnappers of the Lemur are yet to be known as the police are still investigating. To appreciate who found Maki, his caretakers at the zoo donated to the Hope Lutheran Church Day School and then rewarded the little boy with a lifetime membership to the zoo.