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Chimpanzee briefly escapes Honolulu Zoo enclosure

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:39 p.m. HST, Jun 24, 2014

Visitors were evacuated at the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki after a chimpanzee escaped Tuesday afternoon.

The chimpanzee escaped from its enclosure at about 4:45 p.m., the city said in a written statement.

"Visitors were evacuated to shelters at the zoo for their safety," Honolulu Zoo Director Jeff Wilkinson said in the statement.

The chimpanzee was contained by 5 p.m. and no one was injured.

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