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Travel tip: Do not hide monkey in hat during flight
Somehow he was able to smuggle the animal through security in Peru (although we're not sure how tight that is) then get through customs in Fort Lauderdale with the primate in tact. Only on the flight from Fort Lauderdale to New York was the animal discovered when it crawled out of the man's hat and onto his pony tail. By the end of the flight, the poor monkey was dead.
The authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the animal's death. After the CDC quarantine, they did however determine that the monkey was not sick. Perhaps it was because he was stuck in a man's hat for an entire day.