WATCH: Orangutan shocks zoo visitors after escaping from enclosure

Visitors at Perth Zoo got a little more than what they were expecting on Sunday, when two orangutans escaped from their enclosure.

Videos posted to social media by shocked onlookers show mum Serkara jumping up onto a public railing in an attempt to retrieve her five-year-old son Sungai who had fallen into a garden bed.

“This is not supposed to happen,” a woman can be heard saying in the footage.


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“Guys you might want to stand back.”

The pair then jumped back into their enclosure.

According to 9NEWS, the zoo removed people from the surrounding areas as a precaution.

A full review into the incident is underway.

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