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Dog enters gorilla enclosure at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The canine is a male shepherd, with no microchip. He can be positioned on stray maintain because the Humane Society searches for his proprietor.

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A canine was safely faraway from within a gorilla enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday. The scary second was captured on digicam by CBS 8 viewers visiting the park.

After getting into the enclosure, the shepherd was rapidly noticed by a gorilla contained in the exhibit. Desteniey Pickett advised CBS 8 her household observed the canine operating round distressed because the gorilla started to chase it across the enclosure.

Picket mentioned no zookeeper was round once they observed the canine and company started to yell for assist. She mentioned guests started to collect across the enclosure and yell the gorilla’s title, trying to distract it from the scared canine.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park employees had been in a position to safely take away the shepherd from the exhibit.

The San Diego Human Society advised CBS 8 that at round 4:00 p.m., three SD Humane Society humane officers responded to the incident. 

“As soon as zoo staff saw the dog, they moved the gorillas out. Our Humane Officers were able to move in and safely leash the shepherd and bring him back to our Escondido Campus for evaluation,” the SD Humane Society mentioned.

The canine is a male shepherd, with no microchip and can be positioned on stray maintain because the Humane Society searches for his proprietor.

The Humane Society mentioned the San Diego Safari Park employees imagine the canine had wandered into the park on his personal and accessed the gorilla enclosure earlier than he was observed. 

“We are so glad no one was hurt,” the Humane Society mentioned.

In a press release to CBS 8, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance mentioned the canine was one among two canines that had been unfastened within the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. A spokesperson mentioned “wildlife care specialists successfully recalled the two gorillas out of the habitat so the dog could be removed. Recall training is a part of the regular safety procedures at the Park.”

 Both canines had been faraway from the park and no particular person or animal was harmed.

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