Macaques Encircle City
A wild monkey that appeared in Shibuya station in Tokyo on August 20, 2008 and escaped into the city, may now have a partner. A TV station in Tokyo reports more than one monkey is loose in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
On November 6, TBS-TV Evening 5 news in Tokyo reported a macaque monkey had been spotted in Itabashi, Tokyo on November 4 and November 6. Between 7:00 am and 9:00 am November 6 a monkey was seen crossing a road in Itabashi, Tokyo, and a monkey was reported in the vicinity of Shimo-Itabashi Station on the Tobu Tojo line in Tokyo.
According to the TBS report the Itabashi monkey is smaller than the Shibuya monkey. A resident in Itabashi witnessed an animal jumping from wall to wall. "I’m certain it was a monkey because it had a deep red butt," he said. Shibuya Monkey Timeline