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Video Shows Trapped Zookeepers Narrowly Escape Dangerous Encounter With Gorilla

A video posted to TikTok on Thursday shows two zookeepers at a Texas zoo unexpectedly becoming trapped in an exhibit with gorillas, USA Today reported.

According to reports, a video from Oct. 23 shows two Fort Worth Zoo employees inside the gorilla exhibit area when the gorilla entered. USA Today.

The monkey can be seen chasing the shadow of the zookeeper, while visitors can be heard panicking and praying in the video.

“Oh my God, God help her, God help her, God help her,” the woman says. (Related: Zoo visitor forced to wrestle with crocodile to save employee after he tries to destroy it)

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The employees can be seen quietly and slowly waiting for the moment to escape.

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“Thankfully, there was no physical contact between the zookeeper and the gorillas, and all staff and animals are safe,” zoo spokeswoman Avery Elander said in a statement Friday, USA Today reported.

“The keeper made a mistake and entered the garden while the gorilla was still inside,” Elander said, according to a report in USA Today.

“Zoo keepers move gorilla groups into indoor habitats every day so keepers can put the animals' lunches in outdoor habitats,” Elander told USA TODAY. . “Zoo keepers work with and train these animals every day, and their knowledge and expertise allowed them to calmly navigate the situation and exit the zoo safely. ”

One TikTok commenter wrote, “I'm so glad all the silverbacks are safe. But whoever ignored the safety protocols and didn't lock the front door first should be fired.”

Another said: “This is why animals shouldn't be caged. Let them be free in their own habitat without people staring at them.”

according to Instagram postthe gorilla is 34 years old and has been on display at the Fort Worth Zoo for many years.

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