4 May 2010

Nelson zoo's popular monkey dies

9:02 pm on 4 May 2010

A monkey that became the most popular attraction at Nelson's zoo has died.

Natureland says Ricky, a 17-year-old capuchin monkey, died of a suspected heart attack.

The zoo says the monkey had to be hand-raised after being injured in an attack by a sibling and became hugely popular with staff and visitors.