Friday, May 09, 2008

Escaped Chimp Trashes Bar In Spain

One of two chimpanzees - mother and daughter - that escaped from the Oasis zoo in La Orotava (Tenerife) yesterday lunchtime went on to wreak havoc in the Los Rechazos bar nearby until it was recaptured after more than two hours by Guardia Civil officers.

Around twenty lunchtime customers were shocked when the chimp entered the bar at around 2pm - immediately running off into the kitchen where it burned itself before cutting its leg on a stainless steel shelving unit that was totally destroyed.

Resisting all attempts to restrain it, the startled creature continued on its destructive path, causing further damage, including a broken TV set.

The other chimp was quickly rounded up after officers spotted it on a roof terrace.

Story here.

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