Orangutan captured after Busch Gardens was cleared

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 01, 2016

An orangutan escaped at Busch Gardens in Tampa Friday evening, prompting part of the park to be cleared. 

The park has since reopened as the orangutan was captured. 

One Twitter user posted video of the animal in a tree as people below watched.





Another Twitter user said guests had been locked in a food court as a result of the escape.


This is the second time an orangutan has escaped in the park in recent weeks.
A juvenile male orangutan left his habitat June 16 at 6:30 p.m., about 30 minutes before the park closed, according to Busch Gardens. The habitat was in a “non-guest facing” area in the Jungala section of the park.
The park cleared nearby areas.
“Zoo staff managed the situation and the animal was safely led back to secure housing without incident,” the park said in a statement after the June 16 escape.