Loro Parque is a zoo in the Canary Islands. And they were running a drill this week where a 35-year-old employee dressed up in a gorilla suit, so the staff could practice how they’d handle a loose gorilla.
Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell one of the veterinarians on staff. Because he saw the guy in the gorilla suit, thought he was an actual gorilla on the loose and shot him with a tranquilizer dart.
That dart had enough tranquilizer in it to take down a 400 pound gorilla. The guy in the gorilla suit was taken to the hospital, where he’s still in serious condition.