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Staff at Twycross Zoo have revealed how they tempted a group of straying chimpanzees back into their correct living areas:
Twycross Zoo was closed to the public after "some chimpanzees" got into an area where they should not have been.
A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: "A call came in at 9.35am from the zoo to let us know that some chimpanzees, that were in the process of being moved from one building to another.
"In the process of this they have perhaps gone into an area of that building that they shouldn't have been in.
"They don't appear to have actually physically escaped. As a precaution, we've been called by the zoo."
The spokeswoman said they stopped people going into the park for a "short time", and added that there was no danger to anyone in the park and no animals were on the loose.
Twycross Zoo has re-opened following an 'animal incident'. It has not be confirmed what animal was involved.
A spokesperson for Twycross Zoo say they are dealing with an 'animal incident' on site and the zoo is currently closed to the public: