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Hairy Houdinis: 6 animal escape artists

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 2, 2011, 8:10 a.m.
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Hairy Houdinis

Nobody likes being caged up — even in the animal kingdom. Animals kept in captivity are always looking for a way out — if for no other reason than to satisfy an innate curiosity about the outside world. There are few events that demonstrate the ingenuity of our non-human brethren like when they outwit human captors. The television shows "Prison Break" and "The Fugitive" have got nothing on these remarkable animal escape stories: Here are six animal escape artists that would make Harry Houdini proud. (Text: Bryan Nelson)