Given the current state of the world, let me be the first to say it: I, for one, accept our brand-new parrot overlords.
The Planet of the Apes movies aren’t a reality … yet, but proof that primates are going antsy surfaced on Sunday in South Carolina. A male orangutan at the Greenville Zoo escaped his pen, spurring a brief lockdown while zoo staff attended to the matter.
All of this played out rather quickly, so thankfully there are no videos of an orangutan hurry amok and coercing zoo attendees. The escape itself, however, was captivated on video by a witness detected by Fox Carolina as “Emilie S.”
For those having a hard time sussing out what’s going on now: our orangutan friend, identified Kumar, managed to clicked a wire holding together the net at the top of the enclosure. He then unraveled the net enough to make a gap big enough for his orangutan self to fit through.
Everything about this video is perfect, from the Kumar’s escape to the human commentary playing behind it. And, of course, the fact that this story has a joyful ceasing no one was harmed , not even the ape.
The breakout was reported speedily, and the ape never met his way into the park sphere where guests would be. Zoo organization enclose human attendees into the endow shop and then expended water hoses to clear all the orangutans out of the enclosing for long enough to fix the netting.
The lockdown previous simply 30 hours, and the only fatality was the exhibit itself: the zoo shut it down temporarily, likely to make sure this whole occurrence wouldn’t be repeated.