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A Chimp Escaped Zoo Workers And Went On A Two-Hour High-Wire Adventure

It was bananas.

Posted on April 14, 2016, at 12:21 p.m. ET

A chimpanzee led workers on a desperate, two-hour high-wire chase after escaping a zoo in northern Japan on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

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The male chimp, named Chacha, fled the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai. Video footage of the brave escape shows the chimp screaming at zoo workers attempting to recapture him.

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Even after being shot by a tranquilizer, the chimp struggled to make his escape.

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Eventually, Chacha succumbed to the sedative two hours after he made his getaway. He fell from the high poles, hitting a concrete wall on the way down. Zoo workers quickly placed him in a blanket and rushed him into a nearby van.

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It was not immediately clear if the chimp survived, according to the AP.

The zoo is currently investigating how he escaped.