Great Monkey Capture
On a day in February 1976 the exciting news spread across the campus that a mother monkey and her infant had escaped from the Memphis Zoo and had taken refuge on the roof of the Burrow Library. How they got out of their cage and across a busy Memphis road is still a mystery.
Students, faculty and staff gathered in front of Burrow Library to watch as animal handlers from the zoo climbed out second floor windows and onto ledges and roofs to try and lure the animals close enough to be captured.
This exhibit contains some photographs taken of the “Great Monkey Capture” which lives on in College lore today.