June 6, 2014

WHY couldn't I have been there when this happened?

A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital.

Zoo workers ran a drill "simulating the escape of a gorilla," said the Loro Park Zoo, in Spain's Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.

"One of the animal keepers of the terrestrial mammals was accidentally hit by a tranquillizer dart which the veterinarians have to have ready for such cases," Loro Park said in a statement.

Emergency medical services treated the keeper and sent him to the University Hospital of Tenerife, which discharged him Thursday after he had recovered from his gorilla tranquillizer shot.

"The employee has fully recovered," the zoo said...


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