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2 Chimpanzees on the Loose From Sa Coma Safari Park

Animal rights groups call for action after the escape of the 2 primates

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Ellie Mahoney | Mallorca Editor | Published: 5 May 2015


2 Chimpanzees on the Loose From Sa Coma Safari Park

A male and a female chimpanzee managed to escape from their enclosures yesterday afternoon at Sa Coma safari park. 

Sadly one of the chimps (Eve) was shot and killed by zoo employees whilst the other managed to avoid capture by the many police, helicopter searches and volunteers. 

Animal rights groups are calling for not only an investigation into the escaped chimpanzees, but also the "alarming conditions" that the rest of the animals are kept in at the safari park.

Measures to keep the public at a safe distance from the lion enclosure (reported to be only a few centimetres) and other minimum requirements are alleged not to be being met by the zoo by the group Animanaturalis in Mallorca.

It is unclear at this stage if the second chimpanzee has been re-captured. 

*Update 7th May 2015*

Escaped chimp Adam has been found dead at around 07:00 this morning in a water treatment plant at Sant Llorenc. It's thought that he fell into a pool of water whilst trying to get a drink, and couldn't climb back out. Animal rights group GOB Mallorca have started an online petition to close the safari park down.