updated 7/13/2009 2:17:13 PM ET 2009-07-13T18:17:13

Officials at an Australian zoo say a clever orangutan used a rope to swing out of its enclosure and enjoy a brief taste of freedom.

Pulang the orangutan's daring escape happened Saturday at the Perth Zoo in Western Australia state. Orangutan keeper Kylie Bullo told Australia's Fairfax news that Pulang freed a rope from a bolt and swung herself into the visitor area.

Zoo officials coaxed the creature back into its enclosure a few minutes later.

Zoo CEO Susan Hunt says officials are reviewing security at the facility. She says Pulang is a gentle creature who never posed a threat to visitors.

Officials at a zoo in Adelaide evacuated visitors in May after an orangutan escaped by climbing the fence surrounding its enclosure.

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