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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Oct 24, 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas

Animal: Chimpanzee
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Dallas Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Primate

Summary: Koko, a 25-year old chimpanzee at the Dallas Zoo escaped from her enclosure and police were summoned. Authorities evacuated and closed the Wilds of Africa exhibit. The chimp was shot with a tranquilizer dart and returned to the exhibit. This is the same exhibit where an adult male gorilla escaped from his enclosure, injured 3 people, and shot to death by police.

Source: Star Telegram,

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