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Busch Gardens Tampa land cleared after orangutan escape

July 1, 2016, 3:07 PM · An orangutan apparently found its way out of its enclosure at Busch Gardens Tampa this evening, setting off a local media frenzy.

Local TV stations rushed to cover the scene, as reports said that at least part of the park was cleared, presumably to ensure the safety of not only the guests but the orangutan itself.

Update: The orangutan was captured and returned to its enclosure, after park officials cleared the Stanleyville land. Everyone appears to be fine, including the orangutan.

Replies (4)

July 1, 2016 at 3:34 PM · "orangutan is a member of the great ape family ... It's not a monkey."
July 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM · Aww...he was just monkeying around.
July 2, 2016 at 12:50 AM · TH- Nice reference, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
July 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM · "What we have here is a failure to communicate....with orangutans."

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