Man falls 20 feet into gorilla enclosure

Employee falls into gorilla enclosure at Los Angeles Zoo


LOS ANGELES – Firefighters rescued a man who fell into the gorilla enclosure Thursday morning at the Los Angeles Zoo.

The 61-year-old employee fell 20 feet into the enclosure.

A rope system was used to help him get out of the exhibit.

The employee, whose identity hasn’t been released, was put on a gurney and taken to an ambulance waiting nearby. 

The gorillas were secured at the time of the fall.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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