Girl with special needs loses 'HooHoo Monkey' at ZooLights

Girl with special needs loses stuffed 'best friend'

PORTLAND, Ore. – A girl with special needs lost her beloved stuffed monkey named “HooHoo Monkey” at the Oregon Zoo’s ZooLights and her mother is hoping someone helps return him.

The girl’s mother, Lauren, said she and her daughter were in Portland on Wednesday for a surgery and her daughter was having a rough time. The family went to ZooLights with HooHoo Monkey, a brown Build a Bear monkey with a tan face that that the girl has had since she was a baby.

Lauren said she thinks HooHoo was lost in Parking Lot C at Washington Park Wednesday night.

“She has Sensory Processing Disorder and needs her best friend now more than ever,” her mom said. “We are devastated.”

HooHoo has a red heart on his right hand that says B.A.B. He was wearing a Disney Descendants Jay Costume of blue shorts, a red and yellow shirt with a gold cobra on the back (same as outfit pictured - the monkey was also wearing a surgical mask in the hospital).

Lauren said she contacted the zoo, nearby businesses, the hotel and Build-a-Bear's lost friends program with no luck. 

The family is not sharing their daughter’s name for privacy concerns.

If anyone found HooHoo Monkey at ZooLights, contact KGW at newsdesk@kgw.com.  

Lauren said the family is not looking for a replacement bear or donations – just HooHoo Monkey. She asked anyone who wants to give something to donate to foster families or other families in need.

© 2017 KGW-TV


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