Two-time NASCAR champ Tony Stewart and his girlfriend Krista Dwyer have given their pet patas monkey, Mojo, to the Louisville Zoo.
When Stewart and Dwyer noticed that Mojo was maturing and becoming aggressive, they sought help from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which recommended the Louisville Zoo, said zoo spokeswoman Kara Bussabarger.
Bussabarger said the association was aware that the Louisville zoo already had three female patas monkeys, and was looking for a male. She said a check of Mojo’s genetics showed he’s a good potential mate for Louisville’s monkeys.
Kelly went on to say that it is not a good idea to have a wild animal as a pet. I believe everyone I know who has ever attempted to own a monkey or wild animal has said the same thing after giving it up. Props to Tony and Kelly for finding the monkey a good and safe home.