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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 13, 2005
Location: Seattle, Washington

Animal: Orangutan
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Woodland Park Zoo

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Primate

Summary: (Fall of 1991) Five orangutans escaped from their enclosure at the Woodland Park Zoo in the Fall of 1991. Two males and three females squeezed through an opening in the enclosure door. The zoo was shut down for three hours while workers used fire hoses and finally tranquilizers to capture the orangutans.

Source: Seattle 4 News, KTZZ 22TV, K5 Live

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