Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Baby Gorilla Crushed By Door At San Francisco Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo's baby gorilla, Kabibe, died Friday after trying to dart through a closing hydraulic door.

The zoo describes the death as a "rare accident," according to the zoo's website.

The door's custom-made manual shut-off switch was working properly when tested after the death, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.

Kabibe was born in July 2013 into captivity and was among the six other gorillas living at the zoo.

Kabibe was one of the biggest draws for zoo visitors, according to the zoo website.

Her mother had not bonded with the baby at first, and Kabibe required four months of human care after her birth before she was introduced to her grandmother.

Full story here.

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