- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Officials say an orangutan named Kumar briefly got out of a South Carolina zoo exhibit and then went back inside.

News outlets report that Kumar escaped the exhibit at the Greenville Zoo on Monday.

Zoo Administrator Jeff Bullock tells WSPA-TV Kumar escaped as contractors were working on his enclosure and repairing the mesh panels.

City Manager John Castile tells The Greenville News that Kumar had a lot of time on his hands and figured out that the netting wasn’t properly secured. Castile says he got out of the exhibit for a short period of time and went back inside the exhibit.

Kumar arrived at the zoo in November 2016. He’s one of the zoo’s two Sumatran orangutans.


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