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Experts to join hunt for missing chimp Moe

August 11, 2008 |  1:50 pm

The anguished owners of a missing 42-year-old chimpanzee have called in exotic-animal trackers to help find it, the Associated Press reports.

Family friend Michael McCasland told the agency that the two experts are expected to arrive by Friday to give advice on how to locate Moe the chimp, who escaped June 27 from an animal refuge in Devore where he lived.

McCasland says Moe is still thought to be in the nearby San Bernardino National Forest, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, although searches by helicopters and dogs have yielded no leads.

Moe's owners, St. James and La Donna Davis of West Covina, raised Moe since he was a baby, toilet-training him and teaching him to eat with a knife and fork.

-- Francisco Vara-Orta

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