Chimp Escape: Primate Swings From Live Power Lines, Falls From Electricity Pole


An escaped male chimpanzee was captured by city officials after falling off an electricity pole in northern Japan on Thursday.

The chimpanzee escaped from the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai city, Miyagi Prefecture, in the early afternoon, according to city officials.

The chimpanzee was on the loose for over an hour before climbing an electricity pole, where officials shot the simian with a sedative.

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