Chimp flees zoo, climbs power pole, is shot by sedative arrow, then ..

April 14, 2016 2:27 PM

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TOKYO-- A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole.

Chacha, the male chimp, was on the loose nearly two hours Thursday after it disappeared from the Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai, the city that's hosting finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations in May.

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