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An endangered lemur that went missing from a California zoo turned up at a church playground

October 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

This undated photo provided by the San Francisco Police, courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo, shows a missing lemur named Maki. The ring-tailed lemur was missing from the San Francisco Zoo after someone broke into an enclosure overnight and stole the endangered animal, police said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The 21-year-old male lemur was discovered missing shortly before the zoo opened to visitors, zoo and police officials said. They're seeking tips from the public in hopes of finding the lemur, explaining that Maki is an endangered animal that requires specialized care. (Marianne V. Hale/San Francisco Zoo via AP)

After a dramatic day in the San Francisco urban jungle, a ring-tailed lemur has been returned to the zoo from where he went missing earlier this week. And the zoo has a sprightly 5-year-old boy to thank for his safe recovery.

(CNN)After a dramatic day in the San Francisco urban jungle, a ring-tailed lemur has been returned to the zoo from where he went missing earlier this week.

And the zoo has a sprightly 5-year-old boy to thank for his safe recovery.

Maki, a 21-year-old ring-tailed lemur who wears a perpetually alarmed expression on his petite face, was returned to the San Francisco Zoo on Thursday.

Maki was believed to be stolen from the zoo overnight on Wednesday during a burglary, San Francisco police said, due to evidence of forced entry into his enclosure.

Luckily, on Thursday afternoon, a witness spotted Maki near the Daly City church and Daly City police captured and identified him, San Francisco police said.

Maki was found in good health and returned to the zoo.

Police haven't made any arrests in connection with Maki's abduction, and the zoo burglary investigation remains open.

With an average life expectancy of 16 years, Maki's considered a senior lemur, and he's widely beloved by the keepers at staff at the San Francisco Zoo.

Before his recovery, the zoo had offered a $2,100 reward for Maki's safe return -- $100 for every year of his lemur life.

CNN has reached out to the zoo and to Hope Lutheran Church Day School for comment on Maki's return and is waiting to hear back.

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