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Runaway Chimp Escapes Again

CJ is recaptured in Vegas, moved to a zoo
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 13, 2012 12:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – A runaway chimpanzee whose escapades with her cage mate got her partner killed in Las Vegas last month has slipped out of her enclosure again. A neighbor spotted CJ running free from her northwest Vegas home for the second time in just weeks—but this time cops were more prepared. Police quickly set up a containment area and brought down the animal with a tranquilizer dart about an hour after CJ escaped.

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Last time, CJ and her mate, Buddy, escaped, they went a bit crazy and were pounding on cars in the area. Police shot Buddy to death when the aggressive pair ventured too close to humans watching their antics. CJ's owners had vowed to secure her cage after the last mishap. But the chimp isn't going back home this time, reports the Las Vegas Sun. She'll be kept at the Southern Nevada Zoological -Botanical Park. (Read more CJ the chimpanzee stories.)

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