- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo is taking steps to improve an orangutan exhibit after an animal got to the top of the wall surrounding it.

The 7-year-old orangutan, Kali, never left the exhibit or came in contact with people during Sunday’s commotion.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/29lqVDt ) workers on Tuesday were installing more electrified wire and taking other steps to increase security. For now, the seven Bornean orangutans are confined to their indoor quarters in the $6 million exhibit.

Zookeepers think Kali grabbed glass panes that separate zoo visitors from the animals and pulled herself 14 feet to the top. When she jumped to a faux rock wall, zoo officials sent visitors into buildings.

Kali eventually climbed back down into the exhibit.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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