FILE PHOTO: A chimpanzee escaped its enclosure by using a tree branch as a makeshift ladder.
Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Chimps use branches as ladder, escape zoo enclosure

The branch was propped against a wall, the BBC reported.

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Zoo visitors described the jailbreak as “cool, calm and well-executed,” according to the BBC.

One chimp was seen wandering around the zoo paths, but most stayed on the wall surrounding their exhibit.

The chimps were returned to their inner enclosure.

The zoo staff are evaluating the trees in the primates’ exhibit to see if they need to either be shortened or removed, the BBC reported.

This isn’t the first time an animal at the zoo escaped its habitat. In January, a red panda was missing overnight but was discovered in a garden, The Guardian reported.

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