Could the Bills use a little help on their defensive line? From the Hartford Courant:
A 400-pound adult male gorilla escaped his cage at the Buffalo Zoo on Monday, biting a female zookeeper before being tranquilized and captured in what a SWAT team leader called, “the scariest thing I’ve ever done.”
Zoo officials said Koga, a 24-year-old silverback gorilla, took advantage of an unlocked door in his living quarters on Monday morning and slipped into the space behind it, used by zoo personnel but closed to the public.
A keeper who has cared for Koga since he arrived in 2007 was bitten on her hand and calf, in what officials said was an act of excitement rather than aggression.
“He was probably just as surprised coming face to face with her as she was with him,” Buffalo Zoo President Donna Fernandes said.
The keeper, whose name was not released, took refuge inside the habitat of a female gorilla and her newborn baby, Fernandes said. The keeper had a good relationship with the mother who, like Koga, is a West Lowland gorilla, native to West Africa and the Congo River Basin, she said.
Twitter reaction was swift and immediate:
In fact, @BuffaloGorilla was already terrorizing the Twittersphere:
Most terrifyingly of all, the Buffalo Gorilla made this hideous threat:
This has been a public service address from Twitchy.
Naturalist’s Note: Buffalo Gorilla is a lowlife gorilla.