Thursday, May 24, 2007

Orangutan escapes and goes on 3-hour rampage

orangutan tranquilizerAn orangutan chewed through her cage and went on a three-hour rampage at a Taiwan entertainment park until authorities subdued it with a stun gun, a park employee said on Thursday.

The 19-year-old primate, named "Little Blackie," turned over iceboxes, garbage cans and motor scooters near the ticketing gates of Santao Mountain Entertainment Area in Kaohsiung County after her escape on Wednesday, said a park worker surnamed Hsu.

"She just turned everything upside down," Hsu said.

About two hours later, a county agricultural team shot the orang-utan with a stun gun, she said. No human or beast was injured.

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