Two chimpanzees are shot dead after escape from Amersfoort zoo

Two chimpanzees who escaped from their enclosure at Amersfoort’s DierenPark zoo have been shot dead, zoo officials have confirmed. The two male chimpanzees managed to leave their enclosure at around 10.30, prompting officials to evacuate the zoo. ‘In order to prevent any further escalation, the two male chimpanzees were shot dead,’ the zoo said. ‘We deeply regret this event.’ The zoo says it appears that a keeper did not lock up the enclosure properly, allowing the animals to get out. … Continue reading Two chimpanzees are shot dead after escape from Amersfoort zoo