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Orangutan loose in Busch Gardens Tampa! Park visitors take to social media

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 19:57:36-04

TAMPA, Fla. – An orangutan got out of her enclosure Friday afternoon at Busch Gardens Tampa.

Many park visitors tweeted about the incident. Some saw the orangutan climbing trees and signs in the park.

Others tweeted they had been evacuated or confined to specific areas of the park.

Of course the comedians were out in full force as well:

People tweeted that the orangutan was captured after about two hours of freedom.

Busch Gardens released a statement Friday evening, indicating that the orangutan had been returned safely to her enclosure and that no people or animals were harmed.