The Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay has found a quieter lifestyle at our Dade City Wild Things Zoo. After being on the loose for 4 years in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, Cornelius is the one of the attractions to those who follow us on Facebook and to those who want to see him in person. Being a Rhesus Macaque monkey from the Ocala National Forest, Cornelius traveled to the 3 neighboring counties unnoticed until he arrived here almost 5 years ago.
One year ago August, he was captured and then released to us where he has settled in as a booming attraction to our zoo. The Tampa Tribune did an article on him 3 weeks ago and The ABC Action News team of the 'Dan and Deiah' morning show spoke of him as being one of the best stories they had had while celebrating their 10 year anniversary last Friday.
Come check out Cornelius at the zoo and follow him on our Facebook page or blogspot.