New Internationalist

Breakout bid

May 2001

Officials of the US Department of Agriculture have given the Los Angeles Zoo one year to make its gorilla enclosures safe, following a string of escapes. Jim, a 160-kilo, 12-year-old gorilla, jumped out of his enclosure last summer and roamed the zoo for six hours. Evelyn, a female, holds the record for break-outs, having escaped seven times in the past 20 years.

*New Scientist* vol 169 no 2272

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 336 This column was published in the May 2001 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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