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The fight for Darwin the spider monkey is now over

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Church Point, La -

A Church Point family has given up the fight to keep their spider monkey.  

As we reported last year, state law bans Louisiana residents from owning exotic animals, but the family claimed they were grandfathered in, so they were fighting in court to keep "Darwin". 

However, Stacey Alleman, Deputy-Director of St. Landry Parish Animal Control, says the family has agreed to let the monkey go.  Alleman says the Quinn family invested more than $20,000 and had trouble finding an attorney.  

We're told the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has placed Darwin in a monkey sanctuary.   

To read previous stories on Darwin click Here

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