July 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An orangutan tried to escape from his enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo yesterday, forcing about 3,000 visitors to head for the exit.
Zoo officials say Bruno the orangutan punched a hole through a mesh that surrounds his habitat. He was free for about 20 minutes until a handler saw him in a holding area behind the cage.
Bruno never made it into the zoo's public area, but his escape prompted park officials to herd visitors toward the front of the zoo.
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