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A monkey that ran amok in Seminole County will soon have a new home after biting a neighborhood resident. The monkey's owner is sending the animal to live in a sanctuary.
ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - Zeke, a rhesus macaque, escaped on Sunday and was eventually captured by animal control officers. His owner has decided to ship him to the Central Florida Zoo.
Officials are warning people about keeping exotic pets, particularly monkeys. Many monkeys are large and powerful animals with long life spans. Caring for them and maintaining safety for owners and neighbors is a significant responsibility.
Zeke's owner says he will find it difficult to say goodbye but acknowledges that it is the best thing to do.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.