Friday, 15 July 2016

Two Chimpanzees escape from cage at Jos Zoo, one caught, the other still on the run (photos)

Two male Chimpanzees escaped from their cage yesterday, July 12 at the National Museum and Monument complex in Jos, Plateau State.One of them has since been caught and safely returned to its cage while the other fled the zoo premises and is presently hiding on a tree around in a residential area. (pictured perched on a tree)

According to Plateau News Online, the fleeing Chimpanzee may likely get shot tomorrow.

"In the early hours of yesterday morning, two chimpanzees escaped from their cage and were harassing passersby at the premises of the Jos National Museum and Monuments. One of the chimps was successfully lured back into its cage while the other escaped running out of the Zoo premises and perching on a tree in a residential area located at west of mines neighborhood not far from the zoo premises. All efforts by the men of the Plateau State Fire Service to capture it alive proof abortive. After 8 hours of trying, one of the firemen climbed the tree and cut down the branch the Chimp was hanging on making it to fall then running into the grove close to the zoo. As at the time of this report, the Chimpanzee was nowhere to be found after disappearing into the thick bushes. A reliable source informed our reporter that the Chimpanzee may likely get shot tomorrow if sighted" 


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