Visitors were quarantined briefly after two of the Kansas City Zoo's five gorillas got out of their habitat and roamed into a non-public feeding area.
Zoo spokeswoman Julie Neemeyer said the gorillas were found in an area of the Africa exhibit where zookeepers feed the animals about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. She said the zoo then issued a "code red," which means an animal is "not where it's supposed to be."
Visitors were taken out of the Africa exhibit area and held in a safe area for about a half hour before being allowed to leave.
The male gorillas remained contained in the non-public, keeper-only feeding area about two hours later. No injuries were reported.
Neemeyer said zoo officials did not know how the gorillas got out of their habitat.