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L.A. Zoo Worker Hospitalized After Falling Into Gorilla Enclosure! Watch The Rescue Video!

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This is soooooo scary.

A worker at the Los Angeles Zoo was dropped into a nightmare scenario when he slipped and fell into the gorilla enclosure on Thursday morning.

The employee fell at least 20 feet at around 8:30 am, suffering a possible fractured femur from the drop.

According to officials, the exhibit's Western Lowland Gorillas were secured while the 61-year-old was rescued.

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The man was hoisted up using a rope system by firefighters and strapped to a gurney before being rushed to the hospital.

The zoo was closed when the fall occurred, and they have yet to release a statement about the incident.

We're just glad he's okay. Watch the footage of the rescue (below):

[Image via KTLA.]

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DWTS Champ Bindi Irwin Doesn't Miss A Beat As She Reunites With Her Former Girl Group AND Hangs Out With Crocodiles!

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Isn't Bindi Irwin such a bright light?!

Everywhere she goes, she's happy and positive — and her time reuniting with the former girl group The Jungle Girls at the Australia Zoo on Tuesday is no different!

The Dancing With The Stars champ danced with her old group at the zoo, before taking part in some fun activities like feeding Monty, one of the wildlife conservation outfit's crocodiles! Crazy!!!

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Her 12-year-old brother Robert got in on the action, too — ch-ch-check out all the fun photos from their time out (above)!!!

Hanging with Bindi? Sounds like a ton of fun!

Feeding crocodiles with Bindi? Uhh… we'll just stick to dancing, thanks. Ha!!!

[Image via Bindi Irwin/Instagram.]

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Endangered White Tiger Cub Freezes To Death At Zoo During Regional Blackout — Find Out What Happened Here

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A rare white Bengal tiger cub froze to death at a zoo due to a power-blackout.

According to local reports, the month-and-a-half old cub died from the cold in the "Fairy Tale" Zoo in Crimea — a peninsula on the Northern coast of the Black Sea.

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After a blackout has been continuing for almost two weeks, the zoo's backup generators failed and the cub — which had been rejected by its mother — was unable to be kept warm by the zoo staff.

Zoo director Oleg Zubkov said:

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Such Unlikely Zoo Friends — A Tiger Has Become Inseparable BFFs With The Goat It Was Supposed To Eat!

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This tiger and goat are unlikely best friends!

This is the cutest!

A tiger in Russia's Primorsky Safari Park was supposed to get a meal of live goat as part of its regular diet when one particular goat decided he'd be better off making friends with the giant predator!

After being dropped in the massive tiger's enclosure, Timur the goat defended himself the first few times the tiger tried to make a meal out of him.

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That had never happened before to the massive Siberian (Amur) tiger who had eaten plenty of goats in the past, and the striped cat became confused.

Deciding this feisty goat wasn't

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A Red Panda Has Escaped From The Zoo — And Staff Needs YOUR Help To Find The 'Vulnerable' Girl

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Let's get Marsala home!

That's the name of an 18-month-old female red panda that escaped from the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California on Thursday afternoon — and zoo officials are desperately searching for her!

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According to the North Coast Journal in Eureka, zoo manager Gretchen Ziegler is concerned for the young red panda, who is about the size of a large house cat, but with a much bigger tail:

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Woman Arrested For Drunkenly Breaking Into Zoo & Petting A Tiger — But The REAL Consequence Is That She May Lose Her Hand!

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Well, we saw this coming.

A 33-year-old woman who drunkenly trespassed on to the property of the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska over the weekend suffered a severe injury when a tiger she was apparently trying to pet bit her.

And now she may lose her hand.

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According to law enforcement reports, Jacqueline Eide was taken to the hospital by a friend on Sunday.

She was apparently so drunk and belligerent, hospital employees called the police to ensure their safety!

It was at that point police began putting together the break-in at the zoo with Eide's injuries — which were so extensive that she may lose part of her hand!

Dennis Pate, executive director of the Omaha Zoo, said in a statement:

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Want To Watch Pandas All Day?? Now You Can With The 24/7 PandaCam!

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Cuteness around the clock!

Panda lovers rejoice — Animal Planet and Zoo Atlanta teamed up to launch a 24/7 PandaCam on Thursday!

This new addition provides an all-day look at the zoo's giant pandas, including father Yang Yang, mother Lun Lun, and their twins Mei Lin and Mei Huan!

The live stream can be accessed on Animal Planet L!VE, and offers multiple views of the adorable family living their everyday lives!

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So, it's basically a zoo version of Keeping Up With The Kardashians?

When the pandas go off to sleep, the PandaCam will show recaps of the animals' day — so the fun never stops!

Panda enthusiasts can also chat with other fans while they watch the action, and even participate in discussions with the zookeepers that care for the pandas!

The stream is live right now, watch (below) to see the pandamonium!

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