Gorilla Shot With Tranquilizer was Man in a Gorilla Suit

Can you tell the difference?

A strange incident was reported at the Loro Parque zoo in Tenerife, Canary Islands. A zoo employee had donned a gorilla suit and looked a little too real for zoo visitors and one veterinarian.

La Opinión de Tenerife reports that the man had donned a gorilla suit and was running around the park in a drill to prepare employees for an actual animal escape. The tranquilizer-wielding veterinarian apparently did not know the exercise was in progress and shot the zoo worker in the leg from a distance.

Local police arrived at the zoo following reports that a gorilla was loose. The incident was reportedly deemed an accident.

The employee was taken to a local hospital because he had an allergic reaction to the tranquilizer. He is listed in serious condition. We posted video of a similar drill in Japan, in which no one would have mistaken the fake gorilla for a real one.

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