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​Gorilla Briefly Slips from Exhibit at Topeka Zoo

The visitors' tunnel through the Topeka Zoo's Western Lowland Gorilla exhibit (Photo credit:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A gorilla was able to slip from her cage at a Kansas zoo after someone accidentally left a door open, but zoo officials say she never had access to public areas or vistors. The city of Topeka says in a news release the gorilla, Tiffany, made it into a service area off her exhibit around 9:10 am Friday. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that zoo employees quickly lured the primate back into her enclosure, but not before she spilled a cup of chalk and opened a cassette player. The gorilla was never harmed, and the zoo issued an all-clear at 9:30 am. The city says zoo management is investigating how the exhibit was left unsecured.

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