A chimpanzee has been found dead at Sydney Zoo after fears it had escaped from its enclosure sparked panic.
Visitors were locked in buildings and told to stay in their cars, according to some who called in to radio stations.
‘Sydney Zoo is sad to announce the death of Mogli a beloved member of our chimpanzee troop,’ the zoo said.
‘Mogli was found in the chimpanzee habitat this morning by our team. We are currently investigating the circumstances and once more information is known we will make a further statement.’