Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chimp Breaks Out At Texas Zoo, But Doesn’t Get Far

Dallas Zoo officials said a chimpanzee escaped from her enclosure on Tuesday morning.

Officials said Koko got out of her bedroom and roamed into the hallway. Zoo keepers were cleaning her cage when they realized she was not in her normal area. She got out of her bedroom, but was still in a confined area.

As a precaution, the Wilds of Africa exhibit was evacuated. A Code Red was issued. That means a dangerous animal is on the loose.

The female chimp was discovered and tranquilized.

"It took us a little while to get in a position where we could get a dart into the animal," said Greg Hudson, Dallas Zoo director.

No one was hurt.

Full story here.

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