Escaped gorilla captured

18th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 May 2007, ROTTERDAM – A mountain gorilla that escaped its confines in the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam this afternoon has been captured.

18 May 2007

ROTTERDAM – A mountain gorilla that escaped its confines in the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam this afternoon has been captured.

Four people were injured during the afternoon. One woman was taken to hospital in an ambulance after the gorilla attacked her. 

Visitors were evacuated from the zoo. A spokesperson says there were thousands of visitors in the park at the time of the incident, but that no great panic broke out.

The park has now reopened for visitors, a spokesperson for the zoo said. 

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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