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Orangutan in zoo escape bid

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A zoo in Australia was temporarily evacuated after an orangutan short-circuited an electric fence in a daring escape attempt.

The ape named Karta jammed a stick into wires connected to the fence, and piled up debris to climb a wall at Adelaide Zoo.

She sat on top of the fence for about 30 minutes before apparently changing her mind and climbing back inside.

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