Chimpanzee at Osaka zoo escapes from enclosure

OSAKA, Oct 17 (NHK) - A chimpanzee escaped from its enclosure at a zoo in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, on Tuesday morning, but was captured several hours later.

The Osaka Tennoji Zoo in Osaka City said the female chimpanzee made its escape shortly after 10:00 a.m.

According to the local fire department, a veterinarian was bitten by the ape and suffered an injury to the face.

The zoo had opened at 9:30 a.m., but visitors were evacuated and the facility was temporarily closed shortly after 10:30 a.m.

Footage from an NHK helicopter showed the animal perched in a tree within the zoo compound.

Zoo officials captured the animal shortly after 1:30 p.m. ...continue reading

Oct 17 () - 大阪市の天王寺動物園の飼育エリアから逃げ出したチンパンジーが17日午後、捕獲されました。  ...continue reading