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. Dave in Louisiana

    Chimp escapes zoo in Oklahoma...and blends in with local populace.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee


      August 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flush limball

      This story would have been a lot funnier had it been in ariZOOna

      August 30, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. scottie13

    I live in Oklahoma too, and nearly everyone here is a Jim Inhofe clone. I was born and raised here and I think the monkey is probably more reasonable and open to any new and/or different thought process than any right wing sooner nut job in this whole friggin' state. That doesn't mean I'm a left wing nut job, I just hope both the wings fall off this POS airplane and maybe we can all live life and be relevant again on the globe.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jake153

    did he rip someone's nuts off?

    August 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flush limball

      ann coulters

      August 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brother Monkey

    I really had a good laugh reading these posts.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Lurking Bat

    A little early to be promoting the next 'Planet Of The Apes' movie isn't it or is this the beginning of the 'Rise Of The Apes' viral campaign???

    August 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tlaw

    None of u have a clue as to who that chimp really is: it's the entire North Korean army, you morons!
    ...sent over here by the bozo NK pres 'cause he's mad at us for the recent military drills off his coast.

    August 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rachbell

    It was found in 'a dry moat, meant to separate the animals from the zoo's visitors.' Sounds like a plan to me.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. KSG

    Poor chimp. All he wanted to do was a little out of the box thinking.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tommy bryant

    Sounds like Pelosi let him out to me

    August 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
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