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Chimpanzee briefly escapes Honolulu Zoo enclosure

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 06:39 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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krusha wrote:
Probably a stunt for the new Planet Of The Apes movie. :)
on June 24,2014 | 07:50PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Heads should roll for this type of incompetence by zoo workers. Off with their heads! Perhaps Caldwell should have hired a zoo director who has actually worked at a zoo before!
on June 24,2014 | 08:21PM
mineeyes wrote:
Escaped Chimp danger? C'mon that soccer player from Uraguay will bite your asz!
on June 24,2014 | 08:53PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
mineeyes, be very afraid of escaped chimps. A few years ago, an escaped chimp killed a man. First, he ate the guy's feet, so he couldn't run away. In another case, a pet chimp ate a woman's face, blinding her. Be VERY afraid!
on June 24,2014 | 10:57PM
islandsun wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on June 24,2014 | 09:17PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Yep, he was looking to crack a few coconuts -- starting with yours.
on June 25,2014 | 01:09AM
niimi wrote:
Neil?
on June 24,2014 | 09:24PM
scooters wrote:
How did the Governor escape ?
on June 25,2014 | 11:28AM
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