Why? Because these particular April Fool’s shenanigans sparked helpful public-information coverage from local ABC-TV affiliate Channel 10.

The Craigslist ad, since removed, purported to be from a San Diego Zoo trainer and stated that two “free” newborn monkeys were up for grabs, looking for a new home. Reporter Joe Little did the necessary homework after his calls to Andrea went straight to voice mail and the zoo said thanks for the media exposure:

Zoo official Rick Schwartz said, “First of all, chimpanzees aren’t monkeys; they’re apes … and no, we aren’t giving any away… Apparently, there’s a bit of tomfoolery on April Fool’s Day…”

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