Lemurs go on rampage in Florida, two-year-old girl attacked
Miami Beach, FL, United States (4E) – Two lemurs on the loose in Miami Beach, Florida have been captured early Monday morning when their owner informed police, and after a two year-old girl was attacked by one of the animals.
According to North Miami Beach police, the call came around 2 a.m. about the lemurs that got out of their cage along Northeast 173rd Street.
Officials said a two-year-old girl accompanied by her parents was attacked by one of the lemurs as she got out of the family’s car, sustaining scratches to her face. She was treated by rescue workers at the scene.
Responding officers found one lemur in a tree and the other nearly a block away.
Police said both animals were captured and returned to their owner, who claimed that someone broke into the cages in his back yard by cutting the lock.
It was reported that the owner has a permit for the lemurs and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are now investigating.