Fortunately, there were no serious physical injuries resulting from this accident, but given the dangers of living near an open concrete pit, the gorillas might not be so lucky the next time.
Scares likes the one Amelia and Anya suffered this week are newsworthy, though according to Born Free USA CEO Adam M. Roberts, they're nothing new or surprising.
"Humans make a significant - and deliberate - mistake when they place wild animals in captivity for the visitors' amusement," Roberts told The Dodo. "And no matter how much money is spent on these artificial exhibits, they are never foolproof and accidents will happen - with painful, if not deadly, consequences."
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