Recidivist escapee primates aren’t usually DealBreaker fodder but for some reason this tale of an orangutan who broke from his bonds caught our attention.
A 14-year-old Bornean orangutan got loose Sunday afternoon at Zoo Atlanta, spending about 30 minutes outside his compound before zoo workers tranquilized the animal and returned him to his habitat.
Sulango got out about 2:43 p.m., said Dennis Kelly, the zoo's president and chief executive officer. He roamed no farther than 100 feet from the exhibit, he said.
The zoo declared a "code brown," meaning it called specialists to move zoo-goers away from the site while others sedated the animal, Kelly said. Sulango, he said, seemed confused and didn't venture far from the site.
Orangutan escapes exhibit at Zoo Atlanta [AJC.com]