The Daily Telegraph

Gibbon escapes from Paignton Zoo


A gibbon was last night on the loose after escaping from a zoo in Devon. Paignton Zoo evacuated visitors and staff as it launched a desperate hunt for the ape. The zoo had only just opened its doors to the public yesterday following a two-week closure because of an avian flu outbreak.

But just a few hours into the grand reopening, the gibbon had absconded and the zoo issued an “amber alert”.

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