Monkeys go on the run from Marwell Zoo

Visitors said the zoo was put on lockdown after the monkey made its escape. Credit: Kevin O'Donnell

Two monkeys have given their keepers the runaround after escaping from their cage in Marwell Zoo near Winchester.

Visitors said they were put "on lockdown" and posted photos showing efforts to capture the macaque monkeys as they roamed around.

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The zoo later said "the situation with the macaques is under control" in a tweet, adding "we apologise for any inconvenience".