This is the second time an orangutan has escaped in the park in recent weeks.
A juvenile male orangutan left his habitat June 16 at 6:30 p.m., about 30 minutes before the park closed, according to Busch Gardens. The habitat was in a “non-guest facing” area in the Jungala section of the park.
The park cleared nearby areas.
“Zoo staff managed the situation and the animal was safely led back to secure housing without incident,” the park said in a statement after the June 16 escape.