WATCH: Chimps Attempt Bold Escape

A group of chimpanzees at the Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland pulled off a prison break over the weekend to the surprise of many visitors. The animals got out after using tree branches to form a makeshift ladder. One chimp jumped out and walked along a path with the public, while others sat on a wall above the enclosure and watched.

Zookeeper Alyn Cairns said trees in the enclosure had been weakened by the storms, allowing the chimps to break them and use them to make their ladder.

Danielle Monaghan, who was at the zoo with her family, got video of the escape and posted it to social media:

This is the second breakout the zoo has seen this year after an endangered red panda got out of its pen in January due to electrical failure.

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