Twycross Zoo can confirm that one of their group of chimpanzees found their way into a secure service area within their enclosure.
This required closure of the Zoo whilst keepers encouraged the chimps back into their normal living areas with ice cream and fizzy drinks.
At no time were the public at risk, and no people or chimps were harmed during the incident, however it is part of our safety procedures that we close the zoo whilst such events are resolved.
Investigations will commence internally now the situation has been resolved into how the animal escaped.
The Zoo reopened at 11.30am today and all of the chimps are fine, if not a little excited about having ice cream for breakfast. They are all on view to the public as normal.