30 chimps escape, take over zoo kitchen

Zoo general says it was like an "old-fashioned chimps tea party"

An investigation is under way after 30 chimpanzees escaped their pen at Chester Zoo in the UK. On Sunday afternoon, the chips managed to maneuver into a nearby keeper’s area, forcing the zoo to perform emergency procedures and evacuate the visitors. The zoo has since reopened and apologized to the visitors for the inconvenience. “Somehow or other they got into the kitchen‹it must have been the smell of the bananas or something like that,” says Zoo General Gordon McGregor-Reid. “It was a bit like an old-fashioned chimps tea party. They’ve certainly had a ball in that room that’s for sure.”

BBC News