Go, Ape, Go!

Following up an ape rampage story from several months ago, it seems that investigators finally figured out how Jabari got escaped his exhibit in the Dallas Zoo: he took a running jump over a 12-foot moat and a 14-foot wall.

“All it does is give you pause and you think, ‘This may be one championship gorilla here, but I’ve got to be careful because maybe I’ve got one too,'” said Terry L. Maple, former director of Zoo Atlanta for 17 years, who has written about gorilla behavior.

It’s a pity Jabari was shot and killed, and that Grape Ape got nailed for steroids. Otherwise, we were looking at a pretty good matchup at the Laff-alympics this summer.

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