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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Sep 06, 2005
Location: Royal, Nebraska

Animal: Chimpanzee
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Nebraska Zoo

Category: Escape of animal, Animal Death by human
Species: Primate

Summary: The director of the unaccredited Nebraska Zoo shot and killed three chimpanzees when they escaped from their pens. The chimpanzees escaped when a keeper left the padlock unlocked after a routine cleaning. The remaining chimpanzee was sent to a private breeding operation near Kansas City.

Source: Associated Press

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