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Sanctuary move set for Vegas chimp that escaped
by Tribune Staff
Aug 13, 2012 | 429 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

LAS VEGAS — The caretaker of a chimpanzee that escaped an enclosure behind a Las Vegas home for a second time in four weeks says the animal will be moved to an Oregon sanctuary.

Timmi DeRosa said Monday she completed making arrangements to move the chimp named CJ on Tuesday to Chimps Inc. of Bend, Ore.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old primate escape artist was being housed in a small 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 backyard 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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