16 Aug '12, 5am

CJ The Escape Artist Chimp Is Headed To Sanctuary

CJ The Escape Artist Chimp Is Headed To Sanctuary

CJ the chimp could be the “poster child” of why exotic animals should not be kept as pets . For the second time in a month, the chimpanzee escaped from her enclosure at a private home in Las Vegas, NV and had to be tranquilized. CJ and her mate Buddy made an earlier escape in July. Police shot and killed Buddy after he charged at neighbors. On July 12, Buddy and 13-year-old CJ (Calamity Jane) broke free from their backyard enclosure and roamed a neighborhood, pounding on cars and climbing inside one of them. Animal control officers shot both chimpanzees with tranquilizer darts, but it didn’t stop Buddy. A police officer finally shot and killed the chimp. The duo apparently got loose after Buddy broke through a pair of double gates on the enclosure. A welder was on his way to fix the gates hinges, when the chimps left the property. During CJ’s second escape, the 180-pound c...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/cj-the-escape-artist-chimp-is...

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