This Brilliant Ape Tricked Zookeepers For Weeks

Chuck Banner

Before we get to Fu Manchu’s Houdini-style exploits, meet Jerry Stones.

At the time, Stones was the lead zookeeper at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Below is a picture of him fairly recently.

On this winter day, he is going about his day, business as usual, when all of a sudden a couple of zookeepers run to his office to tell him that a number of orangutans have escaped from their enclosure.

They need Jerry to come immediately…

Jerry Stones
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