Harambe 2: Reports say a gorilla is on the loose in London Zoo
It's happening again...
London Zoo was placed under lockdown on Thursday evening following a gorilla breaking out from its enclosure.
— Heart London News (@HeartLondonNews) October 13, 2016
After confirming the breakout at 6pm, London Zoo moved quickly to lock down the zoo, hoping to protect members of the public from the as yet unnamed gorilla.
As visitors to the zoo took to social media to better explain the situation, London Zoo made it known that it is their intention to tranquilize the gorilla, rather than put the animal down.
The public are not believed to be at risk.
— Dr. Jonathan T. Mall (@CognitiveTwo) October 13, 2016
Stuck inside Butterfly Paradise at London Zoo as helicopters and sirens all around, something happening with gorillas. #Weird
— C҉R҉I҉S҉ (@crisclark) October 13, 2016
— WWWF (@WWWFConference) October 13, 2016
At time of writing, some video has emerged of what appears to be animal trainers arriving at the zoo with the intention of apprehending the gorilla.
— hannah (@hannahod) October 13, 2016
Less than six months from the passing of Harambe (RIP the meme lord, for he died for our sins and is forever missed), we can only hope and pray another innocent noble gorilla isn't put down.
UPDATE: Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the gorilla has been recaptured after being subdued by a tranquiliser dart.
BREAKING - Met Police confirm that escaped gorilla from London Zoo has been recaptured after being subdued by a tranquilliser dart
— Mark White (@markwhiteTV) October 13, 2016