INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Call it a not so great ape escape.
Rocky and Knobi, the Orangutans, decided to investigate their new surroundings at the Indianapolis Zoo.
First, dismantling a web camera, then off they went to explore another, off limits, part of the enclosure.
But Karen Burns, Indianapolis Zoo Spokeswoman, says this was all part of the plan.
“We expected the orangs to have this kind of behavior. We know they will test and will find any weak link in the chain. We opened the exhibit early so we could have the opportunity to do this and explore before the public has access to the exhibit.”
Zoo officials say at no point could guests have been in contact with the pair – they said it’s like toddlers who get out of their room and hide.
They may have been missing but they never left the house.
And like toddlers, it took a simple treat to lure them back.