May 24, 2007 / 8:07 AM / 12 years ago

Ape escapes and goes on 3-hour rampage

TAIPEI (Reuters) - An orang-utan chewed through her cage and went on a three-hour rampage at a Taiwan entertainment park until authorities subdued it with a stun gun, a park employee said on Thursday.

The 19-year-old primate, named “Little Blackie,” turned over iceboxes, garbage cans and motor scooters near the ticketing gates of Santao Mountain Entertainment Area in Kaohsiung County after her escape on Wednesday, said a park worker surnamed Hsu.

“She just turned everything upside down,” Hsu said.

About two hours later, a county agricultural team shot the orang-utan with a stun gun, she said. No human or beast was injured.

An 11-year-old gorilla burst out of its enclosure at a zoo in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Friday, attacked a woman and went on a rampage in the zoo’s cafeteria before being recaptured.

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