This afternoon a silverback gorilla named Bokita, 11 years old, managed to escape from his enclosure in a Dutch zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp. He attacked one woman, and left her wounded. He walked into the zoos restaurant. The panic that this caused, scared him and he started swaying his arms around him, striking people, windows, chairs and tables.
People present at the scene tell they were terrified.
The zoo was evacuated. It was a very busy day at the zoo as many people had the day off (yesterday was a holiday) and the weather was pleasant.
One hour later (16.00 CET) keepers managed to dart the gorilla. Details on how he managed to escape his enclosure are not yet clear!
Scary stuff!!! :shock: :shock: