3 gorillas briefly escape main zoo enclosure
Published 10:17 am Friday, July 11, 2014
ST. PAUL — Officials at St. Paul’s Como Zoo say three gorillas briefly escaped their main enclosure but no people or animals were ever at risk.
Shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, three male gorillas slipped through an unsecured door behind their habitat and left their indoor enclosure. Two of the gorillas — Sampson and Jabir — were returned to their habitat shortly after 10 a.m.
The third gorilla, Virgil, kept exploring the inside secured area until he moved into the habitat at 10:40 a.m.