Friday, December 09, 2005

Marksman shoots dead "dangerous" escaped Chimp

A marksman shot dead a "potentially-dangerous" chimpanzee after the animal escaped from a zoo in northern England and vanished, police said.

A public warning was sent out after the female chimp escaped from Flamingo Land Zoo near Malton in North Yorkshire and disappeared in foggy conditions.

Police advised the public to stay away from the chimp after the zoo warned she could be "potentially dangerous and should not be approached".

"A zoo marksman has shot the chimp dead," a police spokesman said. "The public concern can now abate."

Story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this poor primate was shot at the top of the log flume. an adrenalin monkey!