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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 03, 2000
Location: Sprague, West Virginia

Animal: Chimpanzee
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: A "pet" chimpanzee got loose from his cage and bit two individuals while roaming the neighborhood. The chimp, Herbie, was subdued and returned to his possessor’s home. In 1998, Herbie tried to remove the driver’s seat of a postal truck, causing the truck to slam into a parked vehicle.

Source: News Wire

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