70 Japanese macaque monkeys escaped from their temporary enclosure at the Takagoyama zoo in the Chiba Prefecture city of Futtsu, Japan. Local media reports about the incident.
A zoo manager said an employee found a large hole in the fence. He noted that the monkeys used an item with a sharp surface to cut the fence. The video surveillance system at the zoo does not cover the entire area, so employees do not know how the incident happened.
The police got notified about the incident. There is no information about the damage caused by the monkeys yet.
Authorities are urging residents to avoid macaques. Special measures are being taken to arrest them.