In devastating news, a chimpanzee has been found dead in its Sydney Zoo enclosure, with visitors denied entry to the zoo.

“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,” the zoo announced on social media

“We are currently investigating the circumstances and once more information is known we will make a further statement. We would like to confirm that media reports of an escaped animal are false. The team are in a state of deep shock and grief.”

Sydney Zoo is sad to announce the death of Mogli a beloved member of our chimpanzee troop. Mogli was found in the…

Posted by Sydney Zoo on Thursday, 8 April 2021

The news comes after false reports an ape had escaped from its enclosure.

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