Last night the world was on the edge of its seat as reports stated that a male gorilla named Kambuka had escaped his enclosure at London Zoo and was on the run.
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The question on everyone’s lips was unanimously: are we going to have another Harambe situation on our hands? Well, it turns out the answer is no. After 90 minutes of being on the loose, armed police and zoo-keepers eventually shot him with a tranquiliser dart (without killing him) before safely transporting Kambuka back to London Zoo, while terrified visitors hid in a café and other enclosures.
However, it still left its mark and now footage has been released of the so-called “psycho” ape as he started to smash his full body against the weight of the glass before finally escaping.
Jonny Briers, who was a visitor to the zoo that day, said:
It didn’t break it — we saw it do it earlier in the day as well.
We started to leave and we heard the siren go off.
Then we saw zookeepers running and they told us to go inside.
We went into the aquarium and they locked the doors.
Some people were pretty scared.
Yeah, they look really scared mate:
OK, so I guess that’s the end to this whole ordeal – Kambuka broke free, went on the run, got shot down and was taken back to his enclosure. But surely we should look at the wider issue here?
Zoos are truly one of the worst forms of entertainment in the modern world – animals fucking HATE being kept in captivity. It’s basically a jail for animals that didn’t commit a crime – clearly Kambuka wanted to break free but he didn’t stand a chance against the zookeepers and their tranquiliser darts. It’s just not fair, so anyone reading this – let’s all make a collective effort to boycott zoos and then eventually, fingers crossed, London Zoo will go out of business and have no choice but to set the animals free. We can only hope.
For more of the same, check out this terrifying chimpanzee who escaped from a Japanese zoo. That monkey was pissed.