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The 12-year-old male chimpanzee, named Yang Yang, was spotted on a path and perched on a roof of a low building after the 9:00 am outbreak in Hefei Wildlife Park in Anhui Province.

Chimpanzee uses bamboo tree to escape from the zoo in China before being shot by the police with a tranquilizer

  • The 12-year-old chimpanzee Yang Yang organized an outbreak after a downpour
  • It used a fallen bamboo tree to climb out of its enclosure in Hefei, Anhui province
  • Officers decided to subdue it with a calming arrow after a two-hour endurance
  • The chimpanzee has been placed back in the housing and nobody has been injured
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A chimpanzee today caused chaos in a zoo in East China after he had escaped from the fence with the help of a bamboo tree, which surprised visitors and staff.

The 12-year-old male chimpanzee, named Yang Yang, was spotted on a path and perched on a roof of a low building after the 9:00 am local time outbreak in Hefei Wildlife Park in Anhui Province.

The smart chimpanzee attempted to gain freedom by climbing a fallen bamboo tree after a downpour in the city, according to Chinese reports mentioning zoo workers.

The 12-year-old male chimpanzee, named Yang Yang, was spotted on a path and perched on a roof of a low building after the 9:00 am outbreak in Hefei Wildlife Park in Anhui Province.

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The 12-year-old male chimpanzee, named Yang Yang, was spotted on a path and perched on a roof of a low building after the 9:00 am outbreak in Hefei Wildlife Park in Anhui Province.

The police were immediately notified and all visitors were evacuated

The police were immediately notified and all visitors were evacuated

A zoo employee told Anhui Online that Yang Yang is very intelligent and understands simple assignments from caregivers. He has been living in the park for 11 years

A zoo employee told Anhui Online that Yang Yang is very intelligent and understands simple assignments from caregivers. He has been living in the park for 11 years

The police were immediately notified and all visitors were evacuated. After the officer had failed to convince the monkey to return to his abode in a two-hour stint, the officers shot a single sedative arrow and put him to sleep before transferring him back into a cage.

The police were immediately notified and all visitors were evacuated. After the officer had failed to convince the monkey to return to his abode in a two-hour stand-off, officers fired a single tranquilizer and put him to sleep before transferring him back into a cage.

The Hefei Wildlife Park would remain closed for the rest of the day, according to Anhui Online.

The escaped was returned to the housing and is unharmed. No one was injured in the incident, the report added.

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Dramatic images released by the Hefei Public Security Bureau show the chimpanzee on the roof of a structure after it has escaped.

Li, who was with his family at the zoo, said he saw the chimpanzee being chased by a police officer holding a calming gun

Li, who was with his family at the zoo, said he saw the chimpanzee being chased by a police officer holding a calming gun

The smart chimpanzee made an attempt to gain freedom by climbing a fallen bamboo tree (above) after a downpour in the city of Hefei

The smart chimpanzee made an attempt to gain freedom by climbing a fallen bamboo tree (above) after a downpour in the city of Hefei

The smart chimpanzee attempted to take freedom by climbing a fallen bamboo tree (right) after a downpour in the city, according to Chinese reports mentioning animals from the zoo

Li, who was with his family at the zoo, said he saw the chimpanzee being chased by a police officer holding a sedation gun after the monkey escaped the fence

Li, who was with his family at the zoo, said he saw the chimpanzee being chased by a police officer holding a sedation gun after the monkey escaped the fence

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Li, who was with his family at the zoo, said he saw the chimpanzee being chased by a police officer holding a sedation gun after the monkey escaped the fence

Guards tried to lure Yang Yang back with toys and food, but the intelligent primate did not fall for the bait.

A clip then shows an officer aiming a calming gun at the animal and firing a single shot. The chimpanzee, visibly shocked and irritated, sees the arrow yank from his arm.

A few minutes later the monkey sees sleeping on the roof while the recording starts. Officers then moved the chimpanzee in a large cage and transported it back to the fence.

Li, who was with his family at the zoo, said he saw the chimpanzee being chased by a police officer holding a calming gun.

Dramatic footage released by the Hefei Public Security Bureau shows the chimpanzee pacemaker on the roof of a structure after the outbreak. Guards tried to lure Yang Yang back with toys and food, but the intelligent primate did not fall for the bait
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Dramatic footage released by the Hefei Public Security Bureau shows the chimpanzee pacemaker on the roof of a structure after the outbreak. Guards tried to lure Yang Yang back with toys and food, but the intelligent primate did not fall for the bait

Dramatic footage released by the Hefei Public Security Bureau shows the chimpanzee pacemaker on the roof of a structure after the outbreak. Guards tried to lure Yang Yang back with toys and food, but the intelligent primate did not fall for the bait

A clip then shows an officer aiming a calming gun at the animal and firing a single shot. The chimpanzee, visibly shocked and irritated, sees the arrow yank from his arm

A clip then shows an officer aiming a calming gun at the animal and firing a single shot. The chimpanzee, visibly shocked and irritated, sees the arrow yank from his arm

a few minutes later the monkey sees sleeping on the roof (right) while the photo comes into effect. Officers then moved the chimpanzee in a large cage and transported it back to the fence

a few minutes later the monkey sees sleeping on the roof (right) while the photo comes into effect. Officers then moved the chimpanzee in a large cage and transported it back to the fence

A few minutes later the monkey sees sleeping on the roof (right) while the photo comes into effect. Officers then moved the chimpanzee in a large cage and transported it back to the fence

The Hefei Wildlife Park would remain closed for the rest of the day, according to Anhui Online
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The Hefei Wildlife Park would remain closed for the rest of the day, according to Anhui Online

The Hefei Wildlife Park would remain closed for the rest of the day, according to Anhui Online

He said they were immediately asked to leave the property for their safety.

A zoo employee told Anhui Online that Yang Yang is very intelligent and understands simple assignments from caregivers. He has been living in the park for 11 years.

It is also able to express its emotions with facial expressions and movements, the worker added.

In February, a group of chimpanzees similarly escaped through their fencing at the Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland by using damaged branches after a storm.

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