A Sydney zoo was abruptly locked down on Friday morning amid reports of an escaped animal.
Visitors to Sydney Zoo in Bungarribee, in the west of the city, were reportedly barred from entering the compound, triggering the alarm.
A man told Sydney 2gb radio that people were told to stay in their vehicles.
“It’s getting crowded now… people everywhere,” he said.
“They are insisting that you get into your car a little.”
The zoo subsequently denied reports of an animal leak and confirmed what triggered the sudden lockdown.
“The Sydney Zoo is sad to announce the death of Mogli, a beloved member of our chimpanzee troop. Mogli was found in the chimpanzee habitat this morning by our team, ”he said in a Facebook post.