We bring you this local news story in a special weekend Hello There Cutie:
Banana Sam, an adorable 17-year-old squirrel monkey, was discovered M.I.A. Friday morning from his home in the San Francisco Zoo. Sadly, there are clear signs of a break-in, with two holes cut into the monkey enclosure. Banana Sam is one foot tall and weighs just two pounds and, at 17, is a senior citizen that requires a special diet and medication. The super scary part: there's a black market for squirrel monkeys as exotic pets and worse, for their body parts and organs.
An anonymous donor has put up a $5,000 reward for Banana Sam's return. Let's all hope for a speedy and safe return (I've seen Sam at the zoo and he is a major Cutie!). xxxo