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A Gorilla Got Loose At The Buffalo Zoo

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A Gorilla Got Loose At The Buffalo Zoo

March 19, 2012Updated Mar 19, 2012 at 1:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) A gorilla got loose at the Buffalo Zoo Monday morning shortly after 11a.m., creating a chaotic scene for a period of time before the animal was contained, tranquilized, and put back in a cage.

Buffalo SWAT teams were called to the scene, and were prepared to assist Buffalo Zoo staff.

Sources at the scene told Eyewitness News that the gorilla got loose in a building near their habitat.

Rural Metro ambulance responded to treat an animal handler who was apparently bitten in the leg during this incident. The identity of that victim, and the extent of their injury is not immediately known at the time of this posting, although it is not thought to be life threatening

An eyewitness who was at the Zoo with a young boy told Channel 7’s Kyla Igoe that she saw the animals running around their habitat, and acting strange, before she and several others were placed in a special room.

Nearby St. Mark’s school went into a "lockdown" during the situation.

Eyewitness News will continue to bring you the latest details as they become available.

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