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Panic at German zoo as five chimpanzees create makeshift ladder out of branches/jump out of pen
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6-12-12 | Allan Hall

Posted on 07/12/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT by rawhide

A great ape escape caused panic in Germany when five clever chimpanzees broke out of their zoo compound, using a ladder they had fashioned together out of tree branches.

After scaling the wall on Wednesday, the primates were able to walk among the 2,500 visitors to Hanover's Experience Zoo.

While the chimps were content to taste life on the other side of the fence, a five year old girl and an an elderly man were hurt in the panic as staff hurriedly evacuated the park.

Four of the five chimps - seven in total live in the enclosure - tasted freedom and decided they didn’t like it much.

They wandered back to the enclosure on their own - but leader of the pack Maxi was enjoying himself on the outside.

'He took himself off to see the head gorilla,' said Simone Hagenmeyer, the zoo spokeswoman.

'He was a bit harder to coax back.

'He’s getting on a bit so we gave him a ladder to climb back into the enclosure.'

An inquiry is now underway to determine what happened.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chimpanzees

1 posted on 07/12/2012 3:30:00 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

“damn you dirty apes!”


2 posted on 07/12/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: rawhide

Uh, isn’t this how RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES ended?


3 posted on 07/12/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by Argus
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To: rawhide
'He’s getting on a bit so we gave him a ladder to climb back into the enclosure.'

Monkey see, monkey do.

4 posted on 07/12/2012 3:36:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: rawhide

Constructed a ladder out of tree limbs . . . makes ‘em smarter than most liberals.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 3:37:10 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: rawhide
An inquiry is now underway to determine what happened.

...??????.....didn't they just say what happen?

6 posted on 07/12/2012 3:37:27 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Argus

The chimps must of seen the movie, too.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 3:37:58 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: rawhide
Four of the five chimps - seven in total live in the enclosure - tasted freedom and decided they didn’t like it much.

Democrats

8 posted on 07/12/2012 3:39:20 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: rawhide

They can rip your FACE off!! They arew NOT cute.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 3:39:41 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
They can rip your FACE off!! They arew NOT cute.

Rabid Democrats

10 posted on 07/12/2012 3:41:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: rawhide

that’s great...i could imagine the conversation amongst the chimps....

Chimp 1- “damn this place stinks”...

Chimp 2- “thats because these damn germans never use deodorant and stink of BO!”

Chimp 3- “the food here sucks as well”

Chimp 4- “well sitting around here complaining won’t do any good”

Chimp 5- “got that straight...hey i have an idea- lets make a ladder out of those branches, get the hell out of here and walk to Belgium...i hear the waffles are good”...


11 posted on 07/12/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: TurboZamboni

Democrats RIP THE FACE OFF YOUR FAMILY ALSO!!!


12 posted on 07/12/2012 3:45:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rawhide
Wait (not too long) for it. Apes, chimps, etc, may not be human but they are persons and as such as entitled to the same rights and protections as men.

13 posted on 07/12/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: rawhide

14 posted on 07/12/2012 3:50:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rawhide
'He took himself off to see the head gorilla,' said Simone Hagenmeyer, the zoo spokeswoman.

The Head Gorilla. Alrighty then.

15 posted on 07/12/2012 3:51:13 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: rawhide
Another aperising was barely suppressed today in Vegas: Metro alerts NW residents to loose chimps [loose in Las Vegas]
16 posted on 07/12/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: I see my hands
And after that..."Here comes the bride"...

17 posted on 07/12/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rawhide

It was a mistake for the Zoo to play Pink Floyd on the sound system.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 3:54:22 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Covenantor

‘He took himself off to see the head gorilla,’ said Simone Hagenmeyer, the zoo spokeswoman.

He went to form an alliance against the humans.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 3:54:58 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: BenLurkin
LOL! Right you are!

20 posted on 07/12/2012 3:55:35 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Sudetenland

Unless they actually observed the chimps building the ladder, give it time, we will find out someone “helped” them along.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: autumnraine
‘He took himself off to see the head gorilla,’

Obama?

Ok, I'll take the liberty of posting the gif myself


22 posted on 07/12/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: rawhide
This is pretty impressive. Perhaps these chimps are ready for the next step?


23 posted on 07/12/2012 4:00:09 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: TurboZamboni

Next they’ll be sitting down at typewriters and typing out Webster’s dictionary.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 4:00:24 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Instead of running for another term, 0bama should be begging for forgiveness.)
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To: Doogle

“An inquiry is now underway to determine what happened.
...??????.....didn’t they just say what happen?”

LMAO! I don’t know why I find your comment funny, but it’s hilarious.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 4:03:08 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Instead of running for another term, 0bama should be begging for forgiveness.)
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To: C210N
"This is pretty impressive. Perhaps these chimps are ready for the next step?"

Voting for Obama and his Democrats perhaps?

26 posted on 07/12/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by StormEye
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Something's up. Chimps gone wild in Vegas today, too!
27 posted on 07/12/2012 4:22:46 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

They already have jobs at the NYT.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 4:27:22 PM PDT by Boiling point
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To: AU72

“An inquiry is now underway to determine what happened.”

“It was a mistake for the Zoo to play Pink Floyd on the sound system.”

Also banned, due to said inquiry, will be the following:

Band on the Run
Born to be Wild
We Gotta Get out of This Place
Crazy Train.....etc


29 posted on 07/12/2012 4:47:17 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Ann Archy
They can rip your FACE off!! They arew NOT cute.

When I was going to college, I would take a short cut through a biology building, which allowed me to pass by cages with small primates, perhaps gibbons. I knew they kept Chimpazees in the building, and to my surprise I was greeted by a chimp approaching in the opposite direction. We both sort of ignored each other, but I wondered what he was doing roaming the halls. About a week later, the doors to that hallway were permanently locked.

30 posted on 07/12/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You were damn LUCKY!!


31 posted on 07/12/2012 5:15:53 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AU72

OK explain? Don’t you talk about Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd are Musical geniuses! Just curious what you mean?


32 posted on 07/12/2012 5:17:38 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: AU72

I was being sarcastic. Hope it didn’t come off badly. Sorry.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 5:22:15 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: crazydad
OK explain? Don’t you talk about Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd are Musical geniuses! Just curious what you mean?

PF's greatest concert was in front of the recently defunct Berlin Wall. Suprised you didn't associate the connection.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 5:57:15 PM PDT by AU72
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To: rawhide

A little bird told him.

35 posted on 07/12/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (climb???? Who knew? .)
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To: AU72

Oh shoot. I should have know that. It was the last time they played as a full group I think. Thanks for the reminder. Blonde moment today.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 9:33:11 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Ann Archy

I suspect 99.99% of all human-chimp encounters are uneventful. It’s that other 0.01%. I was lucky, but I was cautious, I didn’t make eye contact or approach the animal and got away calmly, and promptly. I noticed that there was a USDA car parked behind the building for about a week after the doors to that section of building were locked. I think someone realized that that outfit needed adult supervision.


37 posted on 07/13/2012 3:59:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: crazydad
I was being sarcastic. Hope it didn’t come off badly. Sorry.

No Problem.

38 posted on 07/13/2012 6:10:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
.didn’t they just say what happen?”


39 posted on 07/13/2012 1:14:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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