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Zoo apologizes for escaped chimpanzee

OSAKA, Oct 19 (News On Japan) –
The Director of Tennoji Zoo, one in every of Japan’s oldest zoos opened in Osaka in 1915, has apologized for a chimpanzee that escaped on Tuesday by a niche within the wall, admitting {that a} design flaw was at fault.

The feminine chimpanzee managed to squeeze by a 20 cm hole positioned between the metal body and wall of an animal passage. Visitors had been evacuated from the zoo, which briefly closed, and the chimpanzee was captured 3 hours later.

A veterinarian was bitten and injured through the escapade.

The zoo mentioned a “design error” was the trigger, and has taken emergency measures equivalent to filling within the gaps with iron plates.

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