Zoo Miami chimps return to home exhibit after Irma

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE - The latest Hurricane Irma evacuees were finally able to return home on Wednesday.

The five chimpanzees at Zoo Miami returned to their exhibit for the first time since the storm ravaged the park over a month ago.

Since Irma, the chimps have been staying in their holding facilities and were unable to play in the exhibit due to downed trees and other damage.

Zoo Miami ambassador Ron Magill says the chimps came down with "cabin fever" after being kept away from the exhibit's natural grass, trees and climbing structures.

The zoo will reopen to the public on Saturday.

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