— Two of the Indianapolis Zoo's new orangutans are apparently escape
report the apes briefly got out of their primary enclosure Tuesday before
zoo workers lured them back to their holding area.
Knapp says 9-year-old Rocky and a female named Knobi were discovered about
30 minutes after their escape. Neither made it to areas accessible to
visitors, but they managed to dismantle a web camera.
About 60 visitors
at the zoo were kept in a dolphin exhibit until the apes were located.
Knapp tells The
Indianapolis Star the $26 million orangutan exhibit has several safeguards
in place to prevent the apes from reaching visitor space.
The exhibit is
larger than two NFL football fields and is scheduled to open to the public
Memorial Day weekend.