There's a lot of convicts out there who wish they had the skill of this chimp;
From the LVRJ: For the second time in almost a month, CJ, a female chimpanzee,
escaped from her enclosure shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, tying up Las
Vegas police and the city's animal control for more than an hour in the
Only this time, the consequences weren't as severe: CJ's life was
spared. When she escaped with her male counterpart, Buddy, on July 12,
he was fatally shot after he "aggressively approached" a group of
onlookers, said Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell.
Cassell said CJ, weighing roughly 200 pounds and standing about 5
feet tall, was shot with a tranquilizer in the vicinity of Rowland
Avenue, near Jones Boulevard and Ann Road. She was then transported -
with a police convoy, no less - to the Southern Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park at 6:15 p.m.
The chimps' escape more than three weeks ago not only made headlines
but raised an array of questions in Clark County on how to regulate the
ownership of exotic animals in cases when they escape.
I hear O.J. Simpson, Nevada's most famous inmate, is sending one of his "yes men" to interview the chimp to get some pointers.
Update: per the caretakers, they believe this was a set up and that someone broke the chimp out by bending the bars on the cage.