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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 24, 2003
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Animal: Orangutan
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Henry Doorly Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Primate

Summary: Fu Manchu, an orangutan at the Henry Doorly Zoo, picked the lock of his cage each night and escaped. Workers eventually found the pick in Fu Manchu’s cage; the pick was a piece of wire he hid between his lips and gums.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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