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Chimpanzee named Mogli found dead at Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo dramatically locks down after mysterious death of chimpanzee named Mogli – as witnesses report the ape escaped its enclosure and was on the loose

  • A chimpanzee named Mogli was found dead at Sydney Zoo on Friday morning
  • There were reports an animal had escaped the zoo in Blacktown, Sydney’s west
  • Sydney Zoo said they are investigating the circumstances of Mogli’s death


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A chimpanzee named Mogli has been found dead at Sydney Zoo after fears he escaped from his enclosure sparked panic. 

Visitors were locked in buildings and told to stay in their cars on Friday morning amid reports an animal escaped the zoo in Blacktown, Sydney’s west. 

Sydney Zoo said the reports were incorrect and revealed a chimpanzee had actually died. 

A chimpanzee named Mogli has been found dead at Sydney Zoo on Friday

A chimpanzee named Mogli has been found dead at Sydney Zoo on Friday 

Visitors were locked in buildings and told to stay in their cars on Friday morning amid reports an animal escaped the zoo in Blacktown, Sydney's west. Pictured: Crowds in the car park

Visitors were locked in buildings and told to stay in their cars on Friday morning amid reports an animal escaped the zoo in Blacktown, Sydney's west. Pictured: Crowds in the car park

Visitors were locked in buildings and told to stay in their cars on Friday morning amid reports an animal escaped the zoo in Blacktown, Sydney’s west. Pictured: Crowds in the car park

‘Sydney Zoo is sad to announce the death of Mogli a beloved member of our chimpanzee troop,’ the zoo said.

‘Mogli was found in the chimpanzee habitat this morning by our team.’

Sydney Zoo said they are currently investigating the circumstances of Mogli’s death. 

‘Once more information is known we will make a further statement,’ the statement said. 

‘We would like to confirm that media reports of an escaped animal are false. 

‘The team are in a state of deep shock and grief.’ 

Pictures showed a man in a scuba suit and snorkels in the water at the zoo as he was assisted by zookeepers. 

A birds eye shot of Sydney Zoo in the western suburbs on Friday morning

A birds eye shot of Sydney Zoo in the western suburbs on Friday morning

A birds eye shot of Sydney Zoo in the western suburbs on Friday morning

Another shot from the scene showed four men carry a green bag.  

In the car park, hundreds of animal lovers were seen huddled together in a line as they waited. 

Sydney Zoo was founded in 2015 and is home to over 1,000 species.  

Sydney Zoo said the reports were incorrect and revealed a chimpanzee had actually died (stock)

Sydney Zoo said the reports were incorrect and revealed a chimpanzee had actually died (stock)

Sydney Zoo said the reports were incorrect and revealed a chimpanzee had actually died (stock)


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