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A Chimp Escaped From A Zoo And Evaded Authorities For 2 Hours

The chimp led zoo workers, police officers and firefighters on a wild chimp chase that lasted about two hours — pretty impressive.
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A Chimp Escaped From A Zoo And Evaded Authorities For 2 Hours

A chimpanzee named Chacha escaped from a Japanese zoo Thursday and did a cha-cha slide right into a residential area.

Chacha the chimp led zoo workers, police officers and firefighters on a wild chimp chase that lasted about two hours – pretty impressive.

Chacha was finally shot with a tranquilizer dart while walking on overhead power lines, eventually falling to the street below.

Tokyo Broadcasting System Television reports the chimp might have escaped by tearing through netting around his exhibition space.

Chacha appears to be OK, but CBS reports he'll be undergoing X-rays once the sedative wears off.

This video includes an image from Kitty Terwolbeck / CC BY 2.0 and clips from All-Nippon News NetworkTokyo Broadcasting System Television and NHK.