With no one to feed him peanuts, Simone was feeling lonely. And hungry. Not to mention that Monkey's pile of bananas was quickly turning brown with Monkey nowhere to be seen.
It was time to enlist outside help. The stories of of P.I.Robot's successful investigations had been circling about the watering hole lately, so Simone went to seek help.
It wasn't hard to find him -- she found him near the watering hole. He talked about his successful investigations a lot.
First following a tip that the missing pair had been seen in Costa Rica, P.I. Robot and Simone hopped on a plane to follow their trail.
But they always seemed to be a step behind of the tips and selfies left at the scene. And why were they wearing funny hats and bowties?
October 2014, 11 months after the initial missing report
P.I. Robot and Simone were getting weary. 11 months of searching and little to be found except for banana scraps and mane clippings every so often. Would they ever find each other again?
Downtrodden, P.I. Robot and Simone decided to return to the scene of the disappearance, the Burj Khalifa, to pay a last homage to their two friends they may never see again. The irony that the sight of a building that inspires so many could bring such pain to little Simone was too deep to be spoken. The two looked up at the twinkling 828 meters of lights in silence.
the tiny hoots of a monkey and the yowling mews of a lion who's struggling to grow up as fast as his peers broke the quiet night air.
"Simone! Simone! And...stranger robot?"
Simone couldn't believe her big floppy ears. "Is that really you?"
In a mighty whirl of emotion, the three friends embraced and celebrated their reunion in the glow of The Dubai Mall Fountain dancing in the background.
Latest Updates from the Investigation
as of October 23, 2014
In November 2013, Leo and Monkey were asked to leave immediately on a one-off covert mission with the Secret Safari Society. The SSS was part of their past that they had never shared with Simone, and it was a tough decision to leave without telling her. But it was for her own safety.
The two stripped their old identities and took up new ones as Ferdinand and Bernadette. After completing their 11 month mission with SSS, the two returned to the Burj Khalifa hoping to pick up their old lives where they left off.
Since the happy reunion, Simone, Ferdinand, and Bernadette have been traveling again to make up for lost time. See more of their adventures here. They have also agreed to always meet at The Assembly Point in the event anyone is missing in the future.