Monkey that bit boy won't be tested for rabies

06/14/2013 | Telegraph (Alton, Ill.), The

The owner of a female Java macaque that bit a boy in Illinois did not register the animal under the state's exotic pet ownership law that went into effect in 2011, authorities say. The monkey won't be tested for rabies, which would involve euthanization, because the boy's parents chose to have him undergo rabies prophylaxis. The monkey could be placed in a new home, and officials are discussing options with primate experts at the St. Louis Zoo.

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