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Hot Clicks: Escaped chimpanzee swings from power lines in Japan

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TOKYO, Japan -

An chimpanzee named "Chacha" managed to escape a zoo in Tokyo, Japan Thursday afternoon, teasing animal officials trying to rescue him for more than two hours while he swung from power lines in a residential area. 

Many onlookers captured photos and video of the ordeal and uploaded them to various social media websites, sending the internet into a buzz. One photo in particular clearly shows the chimp did not want to be bothered as he lunged, showing his teeth, at a man in a utility truck,trying to help the chimp down. 

Eventually authorities had to use a tranquilizer dart, causing Chacha to take, what appeared to be a pretty hard fall. However, authorities say Chacha has come off the tranquilizer and appears to unharmed from the fall. 

Investigators are still trying to determine how Chacha escaped in the first place. 
 

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