On June 13, 1985, a 250-pound orangutan named Ken Allen climbed up his retaining wall at the San Diego Zoo and escaped his exhibit.
Behind the moat was a massive wall, which they extended 4 feet—but it wasn’t enough to contain Ken Allen.
That August, Ken Allen found a crowbar in his pen that workers had left behind.
He tossed it to another orangutan, Vicki, who used it to pry open a window and let Ken out.
“When my dad was younger, he and his friends went to the zoo when Ken Allen got out of his enclosure.
Retired postal employee and Orang Gang member Marlene MacLeay told the Times, “He'd have done the same for us.”.
Perhaps Ken Allen faked his death in an elaborate, final escape plan, and he’s laying low across the border in Mexico. »