By Friday afternoon, someone had created a Twitter account for the 2-pound squirrel monkey that disappeared from the zoo after vandals broke into its exhibit.
"Arrived Fisherman's Wharf. People still wear fanny packs? Considering going back to zoo," @sf_BananaSam tweeted.
"OMG YOU GUYS RAINFOREST CAFE IS NOT WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE," said another tweet. "It's basically an Applebee's with a 'Sounds of the Jungle' CD playing. I'm out."
He was joking about free rides on San Francisco's cable cars and encouraging local radio stations to add a more primate-friendly line-up -- perhaps "Monkeyshines, featuring Banana Sam."
Meanwhile, authorities are searching for vandals who cut holes into the mesh. Banana Sam is 1 foot tall and looks harmless but has sharp teeth and "will definitely bite if provoked," San Francisco Zoo officials said in a statement.
This brings to mind an Egyptian cobra that disappeared from the Bronx Zoo in April. He managed to attract 200,000 Twitter followers before he was found six days later –- still at the zoo, curled up in a dark corner of the reptile house.Let's hope Banana Sam has found an equally safe place to hide.