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Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her baby -

Orangutan climbs out of enclosure while rescuing her babyWe know that orangutans are great climbers — in fact, it seems like they could just hop out of their enclosure, if they wanted to. It turns out that Sekara, an orangutan at the Perth Zoo, did just that when her 5-year-old baby Sungai lost grip on some equipment and fell into a garden bed on Sunday, according to WA Today. SEE ALSO: Rejected penguin has found new outlook on life with cutout of anime character Visitors were evacuated from the area for safety, but zoo staff were quick to respond to the incident. "She seemed really calm, just confused on where to go next. Everyone around was really calm and giving her space as well. The whole incident was probably only 30-40 seconds before staff arrived," Jess McConnell, a witness, told the news outlet. Perth Zoo spokesperson Danielle Henry told the news outlet that the incident was "over within 15 minutes," and Sekara remained calm and returned to keepers afterward. "Sekara is an excellent mum and a bit of a helicopter parent, and the only way to get to him was to pop onto the visitor board. She retrieved him and returned to the enclosure on her own," Henry said.  "Keepers were calling to her, and she has a very good relationship with them." The zoo will also conduct a review of the incident. It's not the first time an orangutan has escaped the zoo's enclosure. A couple of years ago, a 5-year-old orangutan named Teliti somehow got out and had a wander along a boardwalk.  Orangutang out at Perth zoo! Came down to play with my son. Evacuated into nocturnal house. @PerthZoo @6PRbreakfast @7NewsPerth #escapes — Amanda Oliver (@oliveramanda6) May 28, 2017 WATCH: William Shatner separates science from fiction as our resident horse expert

Sun, 28 May 2017 23:20:21 -0400

Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman" -

Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called "Superman"RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:52:38 -0400

Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more — it happened today: May 28 in pictures -

Rolling Thunder, French Open, Manchester tribute and more — it happened today: May 28 in picturesMotorcyclists pass Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, Ret., and Christian Jacobs, 6, of Hertford, N.C., as they salute in Washington; fans watch the qualification round match between Luxemburg’s Gilles Muller and Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez during the French Open in Paris; and marathon runners pay respects at flower tributes in St Ann’s square in Manchester, England. These are some of the photos of the day.

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:31:24 -0400

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes -

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:39:22 -0400

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery -

Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adulteryBy Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing the al Qaeda-linked insurgency said. Moalim Geedow told Reuters that Hassan was buried neck-deep in a hole then pelted with stones.

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