Chimp escapee to move to Bend sanctuary

Chimp escapee to move to Bend sanctuary

Chimp escapee to move to Bend sanctuary

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 2:48 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The caretakers of a chimpanzee that escaped an enclosure behind a Las Vegas home for a second time in four weeks say they're accelerating plans to move the animal to a sanctuary with other chimps.

Timmi DeRosa and Lee Watkinson tell The Associated Press the chimp named CJ could be moved Monday to Chimps Inc. of Bend.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old primate escape artist was being housed in another enclosure at the home of Las Vegas magician Dirk Arthur. De Rosa says she thinks someone bent steel bars to allow CJ to get out of her enclosure on Saturday.

CJ was captured quickly and wasn't reported to have threatened people.

On July 12, CJ and her mate Buddy roamed the northwest-area neighborhood before police shot and killed Buddy.

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