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Spain: gorilla attacks female guard in Madrid zoo

2020-09-27T21:11:45.036Z

The victim, who has worked in this zoo for 19 years, was urgently hospitalized in serious condition.A gorilla from a zoo in Madrid attacked a female guard who came to clean his enclosure and feed him on Sunday. The animal broke both of her arms and injured her head, the zoo and emergency services said. The 46-year-old was doing daily morning chores in an indoor area, protected by a triple door, when she came face to face with Malabo, a 29-year-old male, Madrid Zoo said in a statement. Note Inf



A gorilla from a zoo in Madrid attacked a female guard who came to clean his enclosure and feed him on Sunday.

The animal broke both of her arms and injured her head, the zoo and emergency services said.

The 46-year-old was doing daily morning chores in an indoor area, protected by a triple door, when she came face to face with Malabo, a 29-year-old male, Madrid Zoo said in a statement.

Note Informativa: Ante el suceso ocurrido esta mañana con una cuidadora de gorilas del Zoo de Madrid, compartimos la nota oficial y nuestro deseo de una pronta recuperación para esta trabajadora.

Más información: https://t.co/zj9rA6vJdK pic.twitter.com/g4doDDqiM2

- madrid zoo (@zoomadrid) September 27, 2020

“The zoo team managed to keep the animal away and later a veterinarian team anesthetized it with a tranquilizer dart.

The animal was brought to its enclosure where it calmed down, ”adds the zoo.

Police and the zoo are trying to figure out how the monkey got into the protected area.

The victim, who has worked at the zoo for 19 years, was urgently hospitalized in serious condition, emergency services said in a tweet.

. @ SAMUR_PC traslada grave al Clínico a una cuidadora del Zoo de 46 años que ha sido atacada por un gorila.

@policiademadrid is ha hecho cargo of the accident investigation.

pic.twitter.com/7fZmkvXSU5

- Emergencias Madrid (@EmergenciasMad) September 27, 2020

The zoo said Malabo has been raised by caretakers since birth and is normally "close to caregivers".

Source: leparis

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