Chimpanzee Escapes Zoo Enclosure in Taipei

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A chimpanzee was on the loose at a zoo in Taiwan.

Sally the chimp recently escaped out of her enclosure at the Taipei Zoo by climbing some branches but almost as soon as she got out, the 35-year-old chimp wanted to get back in.

Video footage shows her standing right outside her enclosure staring through its glass windows.

A zoo spokeswoman said Sally was out for about 40 minutes before she eventually headed back inside her display area upon realizing it was “safer to go home.”

During that time, zoo visitors were taken to safety and the other chimps were ushered into indoor enclosures as a precaution. Sally’s adventure, however, ended without injury.

This isn’t the first time an animal has escaped at the zoo. An Asian black bear and tiger escaped their enclosures in recent years as well.

The zoo has pledged to ramp up security measures following the incident.