Man in gorilla suit gets darted

2014-06-06 09:52

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Cape Town – A worker at a Zoo in the Canary Islands learned a powerful lesson, never wear a gorilla suit in a zoo again.

According to a report by the Huffington Post, a veterinarian at Tenerife's Loro Parque zoo shot a dart filled with a strong sedative onto a zoo employee who was wearing a gorilla costume.

The worker was immediately taken to hospital after he fell on the ground.

Hospital officials say he is being monitored and is in a serious condition after he had a allergic reaction to the sedative.

According to a number of Spanish reports the man wore the suit and was running around the zoo in order to scare fellow employees or warn them (depending on how you look at it), when an actual animal escapes.

The vet who shot the man did not know the scare tactic was taking place and shot the apparent gorilla in the leg.

To make matters worse, local police were called in after claims were made that a gorilla was on the loose.
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