CALGARY - Another incident involving gorillas at the Calgary Zoo has resulted in an injured zookeeper and an investigation into what went wrong.
Friday morning, a keeper was attacked by a gorilla inside its enclosure.
QMI Agency sources said the keeper suffered serious hand injuries in the attack and may have lost a finger.
"I can confirm that a keeper was injured this morning during the normal course of their duties and is receiving medical treatment," said zoo spokeswoman Laurie Skene. "At no time were any animals outside of their enclosure.”
Skene wouldn't disclose the injury or its severity.
It's not the first time the zoo's gorillas have raised a ruckus.
Late last month, two keepers were disciplined after leaving a door open, which gorillas then used to escape their enclosure into a kitchen.
Last March, a 25-year veteran keeper at the zoo was fired after gorillas escaped and went into a kitchen.
That same keeper left a knife in the gorilla enclosure in 2009, resulting in a viral photograph of a gorilla with the knife in hand.