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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 12, 2009
Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Animal: Gorilla
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Riverbank Zoo and Garden

Category: Escape of animal, Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: A gorilla briefly escaped his enclosure at the Riverbank Zoo and Garden and injured a food service employee. The gorilla returned to his enclosure on his own.

Source: Associated Press

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