Chimp goes bananas

A chimpanzee lost its cool at Odense zoo last night and came close to escaping its zoological confines Visitors to the chimpanzee enclosure at Odense Zoo yesterday evening got an unexpected scare when one of the chimps became so agitated...

Visitors to the chimpanzee enclosure at Odense Zoo yesterday evening got an unexpected scare when one of the chimps became so agitated that it kicked through the thick glass separating the apes from the public.

According to Fyns Amts Avis newspaper, male chimp Per began its fit by swinging rapidly back and forth on one of the cage’s ropes, eventually churning up enough momentum to break a hole in the glass wall.

Around 2,000 zoo guests were taken to a secure area, although neither Per nor the other apes escaped the enclosure.

Zoo personnel say the area’s severe thunderstorms last night were the likely cause of Per’s unruly behaviour.

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