These Animal Escape Artists Can Give Houdini a Run for His Money – 10 Pictures + 2 Videos

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Animals can sometimes be very mischievous and there have been many cases where some of them have escaped from a zoo, but only a chosen few of them can truly be considered escape artists. So, without further ado, we will now take a look at some of the most famous escape artists from the animal world.

Fu Manchu, the orangutan

Fu Manchu is not the only orangutan on our list, which means that these animals are true escape artists. Fu Manchu didn’t actually escape from the Omaha Zoo where he was a resident, but he was, more than once, found outside of his exhibit. His lock-picking skills became legendary after Zoo officials installed surveillance cameras to see how he gets out of his exhibit. It turned out that he was able to unlock the doors that employees used with a tiny piece of metal wiring he always kept hidden in his mouth! I guess he was a true animal Houdini.

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Masala, the red panda

This sweet red panda caused quite the commotion in 2015 when she escaped her exhibit in the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California. It is believed that she somehow managed to scale the fence and get out. More than 200 volunteers joined the search and after more than 2 days of looking, the mischievous little bugger was finally found by a local resident. He saw Masala wandering around and called the police. Two hours later, after some persuasion with bamboo treats, Masala was finally brought back to the safety of her enclosure.

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Egyptian cobra at the Bronx Zoo

An unnamed cobra slithered out from the Bronx Zoo in 2011, which made her a true Internet and media celebrity. Her anonymous Twitter account reached almost 200,000 followers and people tuned in on a regular basis to see whether she had been found. After five days of intensive search, the cobra turned up in the reptile house, and it turned out that she was actually inside the nonpublic area of the reptile house all along.

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