Chimps use branch to make ladder, escape Belfast Zoo

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The chimps appeared to use storm-damaged branches to create a makeshift ladder and scale the walls of their enclosure, The Guardian reported.

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister said she had contacted Belfast City Council, which runs the zoo, about a review into the containment of animals, with a particular focus on safety measures.

Chimps escape their enclosure Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland.

Then, he and his partner Danielle Monaghan and her children encountered one of the apes on a path.

At least some of the escape was caught on video by zoo visitors.

But the chimp ignored their commands and sauntered across the road.

Further footage showed the chimpanzee cross the pathway and sitting on the edge of the wooded area as people filmed it.

Families recounted their shock to BBC reporters at witnessing the animals' escape.

"I think she scared it and it did sort of make its way back up the hill", said Baxter.

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The leader of the Green Party in NI has said questions must be asked about safety at Belfast Zoo after a chimpanzee escaped from its enclosure.

"It may have been a different story if it had been aggressive but it absolutely wasn't".

'It made us feel at ease. "We just walked past it and it was absolutely grand".

Visitors to Belfast Zoo were left "petrified" after a chimpanzee escaped from their enclosure, using a branch as an improvised ladder.

Belfast City Council, which runs the zoo, said the chimpanzee was only out of the pen for a brief amount of time.

He told the BBC: "They're intelligent primates and know they're not supposed to be out of their enclosure, so got back in themselves".

Belfast Zoo said Saturday's incident was a "highly unusual event".

"We may have to remove the trees or make them a smaller level, although we don't want to do that".

In November past year, a snow leopard was shot dead after the animal escaped from its enclosure in Dudley Zoo in Britain.

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