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400 Pound Gorilla Tranquilized After Escape from Buffalo Zoo

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In a scene that would conjure up images of frustrated primates in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” a 24-year-old gorilla named Koga found momentary freedom from his cage at the Buffalo Zoo.

One can’t begrudge the always locked away 400 pound male for making a dash through an open door. West Lowland gorillas are emotionally complex animals who, in the wild, would spend their days roaming anywhere between 3 to 18 miles. No matter how nice the enclosure at the zoo, it can’t quite compare to their natural habitat. Unfortunately, he ran into one of the zoo keepers and bit her hand and calf. The keeper was able to escape from further harm by entering a female’s habitat.

While Koga never got so far as the public areas of the zoo and he had no history of aggression before the incident, a creature his size on the loose was taken seriously by authorities. A SWAT team was sent in while a veterinarian sedated him using a hand held blow pipe.

We certainly are glad the zoo keeper was able to get away without being severely harmed. Zoo president Donna Fernandes said, “I’m sure it was very dramatic for (the zoo keeper) and for all the keepers. It was pins and needles.”  We’d like to add that it was most likely also traumatic for Koga.

There will be an investigation looking into how he was able to get loose in the first place. We hope everyone (Koga included) is recovering from what must have been a very stressful ordeal.

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