Primate Rescue Center

Monkey Attacks Woman While Owner Out of Town

April Truitt February 01, 2011

A North Carolina woman is recovering from bites on her hand after being attacked by a friend's monkey on Sunday.

Patricia Knight was sitting a black-capped capuchin monkey named Joe for a friend who went out of town when things got out of control around 3 p.m.

Knight said she opened Joe's cage to change his water bowl when he jumped on her head. Then as Knight tried to keep the pet from running outside the home, he attacked her, deputies said. Knight received medical treatment and is back home.


Recent Entries


Share | |

Recent Video


Sign up for the PRC Newsletter and receive regular updates about our efforts to help primates in the wild and in captivity. Fill in your email address below.

Your Email

Our Privacy Policy