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Chimp captured after second escape in northwest neighborhood

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CJ's caretaker (Arron Healy/FOX5) CJ's caretaker (Arron Healy/FOX5)

One of two chimpanzees that made a daring escape from its cage last month got loose again Saturday evening before being recaptured.

According to Metro police, CJ ran through several backyards near Ann Road and Jones before North Las Vegas Animal Control found her in the backyard of a vacant home. That's when animal control shot CJ with a tranquilizer and safely transported her to the Las Vegas Zoo.

Metro Police said the pet chimpanzee was later transported to a private residence; sources told FOX5 that residence was Las Vegas Strip magician Dirk Arthur's home.

CJ's caretaker does not know how she escaped a second time.

CJ is the surviving of the two chimps that escaped in July. Buddy was shot and killed by police as he crossed the street. Police had classified the chimps as "dangerous."

Metro police told FOX5 CJ is to still be transported to an animal sanctuary in Oregon where she will eventually reside.

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