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Zoo Worker In Gorilla Suit Shot With Tranquiliser Dart

Zoo Worker In Gorilla Suit Shot With Tranquiliser Dart

Zoo Worker In Gorilla Suit Shot With Tranquiliser Dart

You know what it’s like: you’re dressed in a gorilla suit and running around a zoo to mimic a gorilla escape for staff members when suddenly you’re hit by a tranquiliser dart.

No? Well spare a thought for the poor soul at Logo Parque zoo in Tenerife, Spain, who suffered this exact fate earlier this week after a veterinarian, unaware of the drill, believed the employee to be a genuine absconding ape and fired a tranquiliser into his leg.

According to The Dodo, he was then taken to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, where he apparently remains in a serious condition. After all, the dose was meant to take down a 400 pound gorilla.

We wish him all the best in his recovery, and if he ever does decide to change jobs, with a convincing performance such as that, we're sure Andy Serkis will be watching his back.

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