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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:47 PM

Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo


February 11, 2019 8.39am

Video filmed on Saturday by visitors to the Northern Ireland zoo showed several primates scaling a wall and perching atop it, with one walking down a path outside the enclosure.

Zookeeper Alyn Cairns said trees in the chimps' enclosure had been weakened by recent storms, allowing the animals to break them and fashion a ladder to escape.

He told the BBC, "They're intelligent primates and know they're not supposed to be out of their enclosure, so got back in themselves."

Two weeks ago a rare red panda escaped from the same zoo when its electric fences failed. The animal was recaptured in the driveway of a nearby house.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/europe/chimps-use-branch-to-make-ladder-escape-belfast-zoo-20190211-p50wx8.html

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. Just need to be more intelligent than their keepers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:30 PM

2. Even a chimp could get over trump's wall

n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:49 PM

3. "got back in themselves."



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