Warning sign posted near door that crushed gorilla

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Posted: Nov 12, 2014 7:47 PM
Warning sign posted near door that crushed gorilla

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A newspaper report says employees operating a hydraulic door at San Francisco Zoo that crushed a baby gorilla were supposed to keep a hand on the stop button at all times.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1u1DNAm ) Wednesday that the warning was included on a sign near the gorilla door. The newspaper obtained a photo of the sign through a public records request.

The gorilla, Kabibe (kuh-BEE'-bay), was killed on Friday when she unexpectedly darted under the door while it was closing.

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The zoo has hired animal psychologist Terry Maple to investigate the death. Maple told the Chronicle he will be looking into whether the zookeeper kept a hand on the emergency stop button.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com