This Brilliant Ape Tricked Zookeepers For Weeks

Now that the zookeepers knew it was Fu Manchu, they took the proper precautions to make sure he couldn’t escape again. The staff scoured the exhibit, and took out any sticks that he might have used to open the door’s lock.

Then they put a policy in place. The staff was to search the exhibit everyday before they let the orangutans loose. Every morning they searched the exhibit. And every morning they removed anything Fu Manchu might use to escape.

This seemed to work, but only for a week or two…

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