Escape artist chimp stuck in Nevada
CJ the chimp is waiting on test results before she can continue trip to new home in Oregon. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) --The escape artist chimpanzee known as CJ was still in Nevada as of Thursday night.
CJ left earlier this week for an animal sanctuary -- Chimps, Inc. -- in Bend, Oregon.
The animal sanctuary agreed to take her in after three escapes here in Las Vegas.
The first escape with another chimpanzee in their northwest Las Vegas neighborhood resulted in the other chimp, Buddy, being shot and killed.
CJ escaped once again from that enclosure just a short time later.
After that, the chimp was transferred to a local magician's home. Once there, CJ very briefly roamed free after she escaped during a visit from a veterinarian.
The escapes have prompted much controversy in the valley on regulations for people who own or keep exotic pets.
Chimp, Inc. agreed to give CJ a stable and secure home. However, they are now stuck in Nevada while waiting the results of a tuberculosis test that is required by the USDA before she can enter the state of Oregon.
Clark County Animal Control officers have cited CJ's caretakers for CJ's two escapes from their enclosure.
The test results should be available today.