Escaped Ape Bites Ky. Man At Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI (AP) - A gibbon that got away from the Cincinnati Zoo
for a few minutes and bit a visitor from Kentucky in a parking lot is being held in quarantine.
Zoo officials say the 3-foot-tall member of the ape family will be kept inside from now on so there won't be another escape.
The 37-year-old male gibbon named Euell has lived at the zoo since 1994. A spokesman says Euell apparently swung arm over arm from tree branches one day last week and made it from his enclosure area to the parking lot.
Forty-one-year-old Noel Green of Louisville, Ky., says he saw Euell and tried to corral him so he wouldn't walk into traffic. But the gibbon took hold of Green and bit him on the leg.
Green says he's OK and plans to use the free pass the zoo gave
him.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by MONKEYATTACK!! Location: JUSTHERE on Aug 25, 2008 at 09:46 AM
    I am in my Mid-30's! Mr Gibbons was an outdoorsman and naturalist. He liked to tell people about natural herbs and roots that could be added to a person's diet. Evidently this ape don't buy into the whole 'nature's bounty' thing. I wonder if the fellow got a big bite or just a gnashing. Maybe he just wanted a beer at one of the places down the street from the zoo? Just a thought. See you monkeys later.
  • by TP Location: Lex on Aug 25, 2008 at 09:07 AM
    to:I still can't believe... At least it was an all natural snack.
  • by Chris Hansen on Aug 23, 2008 at 02:03 PM
    You need a good spanking, wontcha have a seat.
  • by I still can't believe... on Aug 22, 2008 at 07:51 PM
    they named him Euell. You young folks have no idea who Euell Gibbons is do you?
  • by steve on Aug 22, 2008 at 07:06 PM
    You sure this was not Ben chandler or Gov Basher it sure looks like them!!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 22, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    HUH YEA!!!!!!
  • by Christina Location: Central KY on Aug 22, 2008 at 10:17 AM
    A free pass?? They should give the guy a lifetime membership.
  • by tabatha Location: frankfort on Aug 22, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    haha i was supposed to go there and take my 20 month old this weekend,im still going tho. and i hope that man is okay. and that monkey cracks me up..he is goofy looking..I LOVE MONKEYS...

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