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Zoo employee shoots man wearing gorilla suit with tranquilizer

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An employee at a zoo in the Canary Islands accidentally shot an employee dressed in a gorilla suit with a tranquillizer dart, according to a report.

The worker in the suit fell to the ground and was immediately transported to a local hospital. By the time he arrived at the hospital, he was in serious condition from an allergic reaction to the dart that is powerful enough to put down a gorilla.

The employee was wearing the suit because of a practice drill preparing workers for an actual animal escape. The veterinarian who shot the dart at the man was not aware the exercise was taking place.

The zoo is Loro Parque located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

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