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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 05, 2005
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Animal: Silverback Gorilla
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Lincoln Park Zoo

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: A 450-pound male silverback gorilla named Kwan bit a zoo worker at Lincoln Park Zoo, causing the woman puncture wounds, scratches, and a sprained ankle. Zoo officials reported that the attack was due to human error.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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