Banana Sam

Banana Sam (credit: San Francisco Zoo)

Famous Monkey ‘Banana Sam’ Dies At SF Zoo

Banana Sam, a monkey who gained fame when he was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo two years ago, has died at the age of 19…

11/23/2013

Banana Sam, a squirrel monkey at the San Francisco Zoo, was stolen from his enclosure on December 30, 2011. He was found in Stern Grove the next day. (San Francisco Zoo)

‘Banana Sam’ Monkey Once Stolen From SF Zoo Dies

A squirrel monkey that made headlines when he was stolen from an exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo in 2011 has died, zoo officials said Friday.

11/22/2013

Banana Sam, a squirrel monkey at the San Francisco Zoo, was stolen from his enclosure on December 30, 2011. He was found in Stern Grove the next day. (San Francisco Zoo)

Banana Sam Returning To San Francisco Zoo Exhibit After Being Stolen

Banana Sam, the squirrel monkey that made headlines when he was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo at the end of December and was later returned, will be back on exhibit starting Saturday.

02/06/2012

An entrance sign at the San Francisco Zoo (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

3 Arrested For Trespassing At San Francisco Zoo

Police identified three men Tuesday who were arrested Sunday for trespassing at the San Francisco Zoo, less than two weeks after a squirrel monkey was stolen from a primate exhibit there.

01/10/2012

Jill Andrews, Assistant Curator of Primates at the San Francisco Zoo, holds beloved Banana-Sam during his physical examination on New Year’s Eve night upon his safe return to the Zoo.  (Photo Credit – San Francisco Zoo)

Reward On Hold Pending Investigation Into Returned SF Zoo Monkey

The $5,000 reward for the return of Banana-Sam, the squirrel monkey stolen last week from the San Francisco Zoo and found in Stern Grove on Saturday, is being put on hold until police complete an investigation.

01/04/2012

Jill Andrews, Assistant Curator of Primates at the San Francisco Zoo, holds beloved Banana-Sam during his physical examination on New Year’s Eve night upon his safe return to the Zoo.  (Photo Credit – San Francisco Zoo)

SF Zoo Security Increased Following Monkey Theft

Despite the safe return of Banana Sam, San Francisco Zoo officials have added security measures to ensure no other similar problems.

01/01/2012

Jill Andrews, Assistant Curator of Primates at the San Francisco Zoo, holds beloved Banana-Sam during his physical examination on New Year’s Eve night upon his safe return to the Zoo.  (Photo Credit – San Francisco Zoo)

Stolen SF Zoo Monkey Found Hiding In Stern Grove Bushes

Banana Sam was located about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Stern Grove Park by a park visitor who noticed him hiding in some bushes.

12/31/2011

Squirrel monkeys at the San Francisco Zoo (Sonoma State University)

Squirrel Monkey ‘Banana Sam’ Stolen From SF Zoo

Friday morning zoo staff discovered a 17-year-old male squirrel monkey, “Banana Sam,” was missing from an exhibit that had been breached by vandals, according to a statement released by the zoo.

12/30/2011

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