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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Monkey business/human freedoms

A fascinating report from the Chester Chronicle on the subject of the monkey business at Chester Zoo can be found here. I suppose what's mildly disconcerting is the fact that no one really knows how it happened.

I liked this bit very much indeed:
They said: "Everybody was told to go because chimpanzees had escaped. We didn't really know what was going on but it was quite scary.

"We were just having lunch and we were told to go into the restaurants and shops, where we stayed for about 45 minutes.

"Luckily we were in there for three hours so we had a good day."

Other visitors were locked in the jaguar enclosure while staff ensured there were no chimps in the public area.
So whilst intelligent chimps enjoyed a few human freedoms, a few human beings experienced what it's like to be an intelligent chimp.

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