Monday, October 23, 2006

Great Ape pulls alarm at Great Ape Trust in Des Moines

One of the great apes at a research center in Des Moines was doing more than monkeying around -- she ended up with the fire department on the way.

Officials at the Great Ape Trust say a bonobo (bah-NOH-boh) pulled a fire alarm last Friday.

Des Moines fire department spokesman Brian O'Keefe says that was a first. The alarm was reset.

Trust spokesman Al Setka says an adult female named Panbanisha (pan-buh-KNEE'-sha) was the guilty party -- and she's been told not to do it again.

The alarm is mounted on a wall in the bonobo home in an area used by the apes and scientists.

Setka says they're securing the alarm by putting it in a case.

Story here.

1 comment:

Guy Barry said...

seems a bit hard to believe