Zoo Spokesperson Julie Neermeiyer confirmed the chimp escape to KSHB, but added that the primates are still believed to be in the zoo, in a behind-the-scenes area. Visitors at the zoo have been ordered inside for protection.
A zoo director told KHSB 4 that the grand escape unfolded when one of the chimps propped up a six-foot log and climbed over the fence. The other chimps, in a common show of "monkey see, monkey do," followed closely behind.
Chopper 5 has found the escaped chimp at the zoo. pic.twitter.com/V0jPvV8hsM
— Eric Chaloux (@EricKCTV5) April 10, 2014