Breakout bid

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.

mag cover This article is from the July 2001 issue of New Internationalist. You can access the entire archive of over 500 issues with a digital subscription. Get a free trial now »

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