SPRINGFIELD (CBS) – A monkey that escaped from its enclosure at a Springfield zoo was tranquilized and returned home after two days on the run.

Dizzy, a 12-pound Guenon monkey, escaped while an employee of the Forest Park Zoo was cleaning its enclosure.

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With the monkey on the loose, residents had been asked to stay away from the area until Dizzy could be found.

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On Thursday, zoo officials said Dizzy had been safely returned home and the zoo would open Friday at 10 a.m.

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“Come welcome Dizzy home from his big adventure!” the zoo posted on its Facebook page.