Officials at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are reporting that they have safely removed a stray dog from a gorilla habitat.
The incident occurred on Sunday at around 4:00 p.m.
Authorities reported two domestic dogs somehow became loose inside of the zoo and one of the them jumped into the gorilla habitat.
Video of the incident shows a brown dog and one of the Gorillas sizing up each other before the dog attempted to escape the enclosure.
Zoo staff were able to recall the gorilla which allowed the San Diego County Humane Society to safely enter the enclosure and remove the dog.
No injuries were reported.
It is unclear where the dogs originated from. The Humane Society identified the dog as a male shepherd and say that he did not have a microchip.
The dog is a male shepherd, with no microchip. He has been placed on stray hold at our Escondido Campus, as we search for his owner. Animal Caregivers have given the dog a shelter name of “Mighty Joe Young.”
We are so glad no one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/9wekB6aTnV
— San Diego Humane Society (@sdhumane) June 13, 2022