The San Francisco Zoo reported that a 21 year old lemur had been stolen Tuesday evening. The cage lock was broken off from the outside. Zoo officials were very concerned since Maki the lemur is 21 and life expectancy is only 16 so Maki needs special care.
James Trinh hadn't heard the news. James is 5 and was at school at Hope Lutheran Day School in Daly City, which is about a 10-minute drive from the zoo. He spotted Maki playing on the schools playground while waiting for his mom to pick him up, and immediately yelled to her "call the zookeeper!"
Minutes later animal care and control and Daly City Police showed up and captured Maki.
Reporter Kate Larsen tells the story for KGO TV
James tells her he's always been a fan of lemurs. "I like the way they look. Grey, black and white. I'd love to play with him but I know that they can't be out here with people. They need to be in a zoo or back in the jungle".