KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Africa section of the Kansas City Zoo was temporarily closed Thursday after multiple chimps escaped from their exhibit.

About 5:45 p.m. zoo officials said all chimpanzees were back in their exhibit, visitors were free to leave and everything was back under control.

Spokesperson Julie Neemeyer said the zoo closes at 4 p.m., but visitors are still there when they realized the chimps had escaped.

At the time the staff told everyone to stay in their cars and not to mill around the parking lot.

For more, click here.