Born Free Foundation in inquiry call over London Zoo gorilla escape
An "urgent inquiry" is needed after a male gorilla escaped from its enclosure at London Zoo, say conservationists.
The western lowland silverback's escape did not endanger the public but it "could have ended very differently", the Born Free Foundation warned.
Despite only getting into the secure keepers' area, the organisation said it was a "startling reminder" of the risks of keeping wild animals in captivity.
The zoo said it was investigating the "minor incident" on Thursday.
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