Gorilla injures 1 during brief escape at SC zoo

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - A gorilla is back in its pen after escaping an enclosure at a South Carolina zoo and injuring a worker.

Multiple media outlets reported Friday that a gorilla named Mike escaped his exhibit for about five minutes and injured a food service employee.

No details immediately were given on the worker's condition. The animal returned to his enclosure on his own.

Visitors were asked to go inside buildings or to leave the zoo for about 45 minutes Friday morning, but things were back to normal by noon.

A call to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden spokeswoman Lindsay Burke was not immediately returned.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/12/09 - 12:41 pm
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Wonder how that happened...

Wonder how that happened...

fish2
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fish2 06/12/09 - 02:36 pm
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You just cant trust those

You just cant trust those primitive humans:always getting into something!

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Summerville 06/12/09 - 03:21 pm
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Mike became enraged when he

Mike became enraged when he fund out that they had stopped serving breakfast at 10:30 thereby denying him the banana mcgriddle he was jonesing for....

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pucks31 06/12/09 - 04:08 pm
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Fiat: Didnt you see King

Fiat: Didnt you see King Kong; must have been one hot blonde

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/12/09 - 05:36 pm
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Right, right.... How could I

Right, right.... How could I have forgotten...

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Tots 06/12/09 - 06:30 pm
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Mike was just trying to have

Mike was just trying to have a little fun.

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Jake 06/12/09 - 06:55 pm
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Let's see here. Mike the

Let's see here. Mike the gorilla escapes his enclosure and Mike Vick is out of jail at the same time and released by the Falcons. There is no connection here folks, move on.

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Radwaste 06/12/09 - 07:52 pm
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Mike, longing for the company

Mike, longing for the company of civilized people, discovered in short order that none were present, and so he returned to his cage. "Unh, urr, urr, uhruh, urr, huh, huruh," he said, unwittingly repeating the testimony of a Richmond County commissioner asked about the latest SPLOST. Translation: "I dunno. I dunno anything. Don't ask me, ask (mumbled)".

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Rolling Eyes 06/13/09 - 09:07 am
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I wonder what the odds are

I wonder what the odds are for a person that they will go to work and get attacked by a gorilla?

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1CowboyFan 06/13/09 - 09:11 am
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For Rolling Eyes: In Augusta,

For Rolling Eyes: In Augusta, pretty good odds.

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Rolling Eyes 06/13/09 - 09:14 am
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JGC0215, good point. I

JGC0215, good point. I wonder if I can demand hazard pay?

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