Small ape triggers tiger escape at Miami's Jungle Island

Posted Monday, August 30, 2010 12:28 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A 500-pound Bengal tiger leapt over a tall fence, dozens of frantic visitors ran for their lives, and park workers labored to lure the predatory animal back into a holding cage. A day after the frenzy, it became increasingly clear that a small ape had triggered the unusual sequence of events at the Watson Island animal park.

Read more from The Miami Herald.

Monday, August 30, 2010 2:48 PM

Tiger probably didn't want that damned dirty ape putting its stinking paws on him. I gather this is not an issue for all Tigers from Florida.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 5:56 PM

Sounds like a pretty well thought out plan. Gibbon creates a diversion so the tiger can make a dash for it. Probably would have gotten away with it if only the elephant could have successfully hot-wired the car in the parking lot.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 6:29 PM

I was there and saw it happen. I plan to sue tomorrow.

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Monday, August 30, 2010 11:01 PM

And they would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those kids and their mangy dog Scooby-dooby-DOO!

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