Capuchin monkeys not illegal in Ohio

BRACEVILLE — Capuchin monkeys, like the one that escaped Sunday night in the township, are allowed to be kept as pets in Ohio, according to Tony Forshey, state veterinarian for Ohio.

They are not on the list of wild and dangerous animals that are regulated, Forshey said.

According to Tribune Chronicle news partner WKBN 27, a 5-year-old capuchin monkey named Teeko got out of his house late Sunday night. He was seen around 6:40 a.m. Monday at the Marathon gas station on Braceville Robinson Road.

Teeko’s owner, Anthony Thomas, had been out looking for the monkey since it escaped by pushing out a screen door. According to WKBN, Thomas and his friends used apps and special equipment to find the monkey, who is safe at home.