The London Zoo gorilla had a better night out than you ever will

Louis Dor
Thursday 20 October 2016 09:45
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An investigation by London Zoo had revealed what Kumbuka the gorilla was up to while he briefly escaped from his enclosure.

A statement from the Zoological Society of London's zoological director, Professor David Field, read:

Kumbuka was called into his private night quarters for his dinner at around 5.10pm on Thursday 13th October. Unfortunately the door to his den had not been properly secured and a secondary security door had not yet been locked.

We’ve since established that Kumbuka made an opportunistic escape from his unlocked den into the staff-only service corridor where a zookeeper was working.

Staff raised the alarm that triggered our standard escape response, while Kumbuka briefly explored the zookeeper area next door to his den, where he opened and drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash.

Professor Field said Kumbuka was “immediately contained in the non-public area” after the incident “where he was tranquilised and moved back into his den”.

"Within two hours Kumbuka was back with his family, snacking on treats, and probably wondering what all the fuss was about," he added.

Five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash. Process it. Five litres. Undiluted.

Kumbuka's been on an absolute mad one.

People on Twitter noticed:

Some bigger questions were also raised:

Big questions deserving of big answers.

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