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Watch: Dramatic chase of a chimp climbing power lines

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A chimpanzee named Cha Cha escaped from a zoo in Sendai, Japan, and led police and zoo staff on a dramatic two-hour chase , according to Japan's NHK.

After the primate escaped from Yagiyama Zoological Park, he climbed a telephone pole and ran along the wire before he was finally shot with a tranquilizer gun, NHK reported.