One of the great apes at a research center in Des Moines has learned a valuable lesson — don't pull the fire alarm. A bonobo named Panbanisha did just that last Friday, sending out the fire department to the Great Ape Trust of Iowa.
Fire department spokesman Brian O'Keefe said Monday it was the first known case of an animal setting off a fire alarm in Des Moines.
Poor monkey, she must've missed that lecture in Research Lab Etiquette School. Even Larry knows better than that...
Setka said Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a lead scientist at the trust focusing on studying the behavior and intelligence of bonobos, scolded Panbanisha.
"It's my understanding that she's been told not to do it again," Setka said.
Well then! I feel much better!
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