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The inevitable ape uprising may have been initiated on Thursday by Chacha the Chimpanzee, a 24-year-old ape from Japan's Yagiyama Zoological Park in Sendai. Chacha escaped his enclosure and zipped across power lines for nearly two hours before zoo officials caught up with him. The intense video from RT News shows the chimpanzee's brief standoff with tranquilizer-wielding authorities.

According to The New York Times, zoo officials said Chacha was unharmed during the capture, and was, at the time of publishing "recovering from sedation." They don't yet know how he escaped.

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He was so close to freedom, yet so far. All Chacha needs to do is conjure a resistance among the zoo's other primates and get his hands on a machine gun to seal humanity's fate with a monkey's kiss.

Sources: Russia Today | NY Times