3 Gorillas Escape Enclosure at Como Park Zoo

Updated: 07/10/2014 1:19 PM
Created: 07/10/2014 11:05 AM

(KSTP) -- No injuries were reported after a band of gorillas escaped their enclosure at Como Park Zoo on Thursday morning.

At 9:50 a.m. a radio call was made that a bachelor group of three gorillas had left their indoor enclosure through an unsecured door behind the scenes of the indoor gorilla habitat, according to zoo officials.

We're told the gorillas were always secured within the building and within "gorilla-proof" barriers. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory does not open to the public until 10 a.m., and those on the grounds were told by zoo officials to get to a secured safe areas as a precaution.

At 10:10 a.m., two of the three gorillas were secured in their habitat. The third was still exploring the inside secured area and then moved into the habitat.


KSTP Reporter Kate Renner is on the scene and says the zoo is very busy today with groups of children, families, and other regular visitors.

File Photo: A gorilla at the Como Zoo