On the morning of July 12 , at around 9:00 a.m , a Chimpanzee attempted to escape from the Hefei wildlife zoo , arousing the attention of the general public .It is reported that the chimpanzee climbed the bamboo branches beside the old orangutan pavilion where it’s being housed and escaped through the roof . After the incident , security guards on duty , immediately evacuated tourists for safety concerns .Zoo keepers then tried using food and other methods to get the animal back to captivity but it remained unpersuaded and dashed into the bushes within the zoo .
Staffs at the park managed to block the animal from escaping out of the zoo area until police arrived and successfully used a tranquilizer gun to bring the animal under control .
According to a staff at the zoo ,the bamboo branches beside the old house of the orangutan museum were bent as a result of the heavy rain this morning .The restless and clever animal then took the opportunity to climb up the bended bamboo branches and escape from the roof . After being re-controlled and captured, the chimpanzee was moved into the new orangutan pavilion.