A monkey at a zoo in California dialled 911 on Saturday night after finding the facility’s telephone and learning how to use it.
The 911 call was disconnected, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, no one answered the phone when dispatchers tried to call the number again.
The location of the cellphone was then visited by deputies to see if assistance was needed. When they arrived at the offices of Zoo to You near Paso Robles, no one had placed the call.
“Was someone trying to make us look like a monkey’s uncle?” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.
The sheriff’s office asked on Facebook, “Was someone trying to make us look like a monkey’s uncle?
The sheriff’s office reported that capuchin monkeys are “extremely curious, will grab everything and everything, and just start hitting buttons.”
It appears that the monkey accidentally pressed the correct sequence of digits to dial 911.
“Our Deputies have seen their fair share of ‘monkey business’ in the County. But nothing quite like this,” the social media post read.
“Route is a little embarrassed by the whole thing,” it added. “But you can’t really blame her, after all monkey see, monkey do.”