False Alarm

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Yep, it sure is funny when someone pulls a fire alarm for a joke, isn't it? You know, send the fire department scrambling just to get a laugh. Hah, hah. Not. What makes it worse is when the one trying to make monkeys out of the firemen is an ape.

No, really.

DES MOINES, Iowa – 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.

Trust spokesman Al Setka said a 25-year-old female named Panbanisha was the guilty ape.

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.

Har dee har, like telling her not to do it again will make her stop. Panbanisha obviously has the same sense of humor as the average vandal.

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2 Responses to False Alarm

  1. BubbaB says:

    Yes, but she is smarter than the average vandal…

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