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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 02, 2007
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Animal: Gibbon
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Nashville Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Primate

Summary: A gibbon at the Nashville Zoo, named Dixon, escaped from his habitat by jumping onto the shoulders of a keeper who was leaving the exhibit, and then leaping from there to a wooded area outside the enclosure. Zoo visitors were hurried to safety and remained protected until Dixon could be coaxed back into his habitat. He was then kept in “lockdown” while zookeepers determined how to prevent a repeat escape.

Source: www.wsmv.com

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