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Kitty Terwolbeck / CC BY 2.0

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.

By Samantha Crook | April 14, 2016

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.

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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.

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