Chimpanzee CJ Escapes Again in Las Vegas – photo by AfrikaForce
Some monkeys aren’t meant for captivity as chimpanzee CJ escapes again in Las Vegas and will not be returned to her owners.
According to the Huffington Post, police say chimpanzee CJ, who rampaged through a Las Vegas neighborhood last month, made a second escape from her backyard enclosure. A resident contacted authorities to report that CJ broke out of her cage on Saturday in the evening around 5 p.m.
Thirty minutes later, police caught up with the mischievous monkey after setting up a containment area and targeting her with tranquilizer darts. The Las Vegas Metro Police will not be returning CJ to her owners as this is the second time the chimpanzee has escaped their backyard compound.
In the last incident that occured on July 12, CJ and her mate Buddy broke free and roamed through their owners’ neighborhood. The pair proceeded to jump on vehicles and climbed in an unoccupied car. Buddy was shot and killed by an officer as he was said to have been treading too close to onlookers.
CJ is in healthy condition and is currently being held at a local zoo.
Chimpanzee CJ Escapes Again in Las Vegas.