A dramatic scene captured on video shows a silverback gorilla at the Omaha zoo cracking the glass of its enclosure after angrily charging a group of visitors.
The incident was filmed on Thursday at the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. The video begins with two gorillas standing idly in their enclosure. A little girl is seen in the reflection of the glass waving her arms at the apes. Another child is heard telling her, “Don’t do that.”
The second child made the right call, but it was too late.
The gorilla towards the back of the enclosure is seen moving slowly towards the visitors. It then rises up on its hind legs and begins running full speed.
The force of the gorilla’s charge cracked the glass and convinced the family to leave. “Oh man!” the man filming the incident is heard saying as he and the children appear to high-tail it out of there.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, zoo officials did not say what actions will be taken following the incident.