Authorities in Japan have captured a chimpanzee that was on the loose for more than an hour after escaping from a zoo.
Local media have reported staff at the Yagiyama Zoological Park noticed one of their five chimps was missing on Thursday afternoon and closed the park as a precaution.
The 24-year-old chimp named Chacha was later seen in a residential area, moving along electricity lines.
Zoo officials shot the chimp with the tranquiliser, which eventually kicked in and caused him to lose his footing, though he managed to grab hold of a power line with one hand.
Seconds later, however, Chacha lost his grip and fell, live video on TBS showed.
The chimp bounced off a lower cable before plummeting headfirst towards the ground, where waiting rescuers tried to break the fall with a plastic sheet.
He was wrapped in a blanket before being placed into a zoo ambulance.
“Chacha is coming to from the tranquiliser,” zoo staffer Toshikazu Abe said later.
“Despite the fall, he was unhurt and there is no threat to his life.
“We are investigating why he escaped.”
Source: ABC News Video and image: ANN