Brent, a chimpanzee at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La. (AP Photo/Chimp Haven, Inc.)
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Animal rights groups slammed Spanish police Tuesday for shooting dead a chimpanzee named Eve who escaped from a zoo on the holiday island of Mallorca with her companion Adam.Adam and Eve, who weigh each about 80 kilograms (176 pounds) escaped in Sa Coma on the island of Mallorca Monday afternoon after apparently breaking out of their cage, police said. The Civil Guard police force launched a search and a few hours later found the female, who was then killed by forest rangers, a regional spokesman for the Guardia Civil police force told AFP. Police were investigating how the chimps escaped.
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