A gorilla at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL aka London Zoo) broke out of his enclosure today by THROWING HIMSELF REPEATEDLY AT THE GLASS AND BREAKING THROUGH IT. Like, if there’s a kind of gorilla that scares me the most, it’s that kind. And apparently we’re not the only ones–one staff member of the ZSL was heard referring to the animal as a “f*cking psycho.”
The name of the gorilla has been confirmed to be Kombuka, the lone male silverback gorilla in the enclosure. You can be sure that this guy was 100% on a mission to avenge Harambe.
The absolute last place in the world I’d want to be is trapped in a zoo while a gorilla is on the loose. Yes, there’s the small chance that the gorilla and I could become best friends (which would be sweet as hell), but there’s a much higher chance that the gorilla instead chooses to rip me limb from limb, rapes me like a ragdoll, and eats my face–all while I’m still alive. So yeah, get me the hell out of that zoo.
Update–10/13/2016: Here’s video of Kumbuka right before he broke the glass.
According to witnesses, the gorilla had seemed upset and agitated all day. In fact, zookeepers had told guests not to stare at Kombuka so as not to upset him further. Some of the guests, however, refused to listen and even were caught egging him on. Witnesses say that he threw himself at the glass wall multiple times before actually breaking it. In the photo below, you can see the gorilla in question. Immediately after the gorilla broke through, members of staff told everyone to find shelter inside and locked the doors.
Staff members then grabbed tranquilizer guns, found the gorilla, and subdued it.