THIS is the terrifying! The moment an angry 29-stone gorilla smashed its way out of an enclosure at London
Zoo after crowds were warned about taunting him – as it was revealed the glass casing may have been cracked before the primate escaped.
and officers – wielding semi-automatic guns – desperately tried to track him
down while visitors were locked away for their own safety.
psycho, that ape. He’s smacked the enclosure glass a couple of times.”
ordered to retreat to safety and were in lockdown in sites across the zoo –
with many posting pictures from inside a butterfly enclosure and a canteen
by vets. He is now said to be ‘awake and well’ in his enclosure and the zoo
will reopen today as normal.
by keepers overnight who stayed to observe him. The zoo said he has returned to
the main enclosure and an investigation was ‘ongoing’.
visitors or animals, concerns have been raised about the safety of the gorilla
damage to the perimeter glass of the enclosure in the weeks prior to the