August 30th, 2010
03:57 PM ET

Chimp escapes zoo exhibit in Oklahoma

A chimpanzee in an Oklahoma zoo escaped from his exhibit on Monday, but was coaxed back to safety with no reported injuries, said a zoo spokeswoman.

The male chimp was found in a dry moat, meant to separate the animals from the zoo's visitors. It was not immediately clear how he broke out of his habitat.


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  1. John

    Sounds like some monkey business is going on with zoo management. The meeting over who screwed this up will be about as fun as a barrel of monkeys!

    August 30, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnsuh Jack-Hass

      So the meeting will be a lot of fun then?

      Hey, this situation is totally BANANAS! Maybe they'll hire him as CHIMP executive officer of the zoo! Wonder if he stole the mon-KEY to his cage and just unlocked the door!

      Good job taking a swing at some light humor, too bad you struck out miserably. You're an idiot.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Johnsuh, get a grip. Perhaps John was being sarcastic when he made the "barrel of monkeys" joke. But wait. You're the only one here smart enough to pull off sarcasm, right? Give me a break.

      And P.S. Before you go calling someone else an idiot, fix the comma splice problem in the last line of your post.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Haas

      If I were the Chimp, I also would try my best to escape Oklahoma. Bravo, my simian brother!

      August 30, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sniffit

    That's not a chimp...John Boehner just forgot to shave his neanderthal back today.

    August 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Beo50

    George Bush let that Chimp loose.

    August 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stoopidmunkey

      no no .... that WAS George Bush.

      August 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hangem_High

      @Stoopidmunkey – No, not, Bush – it was mObama.

      August 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Time to finish your homework and get ready for bed. It's a school night.

      August 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Texas Pete

    Glad no one got hurt. Those beasts can tear people's arms off.

    August 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tcaros

    I thought the smirking chimp from Connecticut was in Dallas.

    August 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Editor-in-Chimp

    I'm not sure how, but I'll bet my unemployment benefit check that Obama/Bush/gays/the Church are to blame for this one.

    As soon as Congress finishes prosecuting that horrid enemy-of-the-Nation Roger Clemens for lying to our sacred leaders' faces, I want to see WHATEVER steps are necessary taken to investigate these high crimes.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. obamongoloid

    I didn't know Obama was vacationing in Oklahoma today.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • TimH

      No no no. Bush was the Chimp. Obama is the literate, educated President. We haven't had one for almost a decade so I see how you screwed that up. They'll explain it to you when you get your GED.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Regis990


      August 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • tcaros

      Most people know there's only one curioos George the chimp.

      August 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flush limball

      gee another teaKKK party member

      August 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • fairplay

      @regis990. Why is that racist?

      August 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Curtis

    I think a chimpanzee wrote this story. Was this in Tulsa, or Oklahoma City?? Shoddy, lazy reporting.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |


    August 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jim

    In other news, this thing was done and then undone making the news story about it irrelevant

    August 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tim Truth

    I'm glad they caught him and put him back in his cage, otherwise he might have been drafted by the Tea Party as one of their candidates for office and endorsed by S. Palin. And many rightwingers would have voted for him too.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gymnp

      Hey.. that was Michelle Obama that escaped....

      August 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chip the Chimp


    August 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    Must...resist...joke...oh what the hell.

    Breaking news: After investigation, it was determined that the chimp's motive in escaping the zoo confines was that he was considering running for the U.S senate seat in 2014 currently held by James Inhofe (R) and decided to poll the electorate. When asked about his likely chance...s, the chimp replied, "Well, Senator Inhofe was quoted as saying that climate change and separation of church and state are the two biggest hoaxes ever played on the American people, and I figured that, what the hell, I'm just as good, if not better, at tossing a bunch of crap at the general public!"

    August 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      LOL! that was awesome mike

      August 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flush limball

      we can let old dick chaney water board the chimp,, find out who helped him escape

      August 30, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Futon Torpedo

    The Chimps are merely testing the system.... soon the Army Of The 12 Monkeys will escape and wreak havoc on the campus of the University of Oklahoma!!! LOL!!

    Go Horns!

    August 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PACO


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