Chimpanzee goes bananas on telephone wires

Apr 15, 2016 12:22 PM by NBC News

Zoo staff, police officers and firefighters in japan teamed up Thursday to chase after a chimpanzee on the run.

Staff at a zoo in Sendai, northeastern japan, noticed in the early afternoon that a male chimpanzee named Chacha was missing.

The search team found the five-foot tall ape atop a telephone pole near the zoo.

They shot the 24-year-old chimpanzee with a tranquilizer dart and caught him about two hours after his escape.

Officials are not aware how exactly the chimpanzee made its way out of the zoo.


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