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Gorilla Sparks Activist Furore After Escaping Enclosure At London Zoo

A 29-stone gorilla who escaped from his enclosure at London Zoo has reignited a nationwide debate over the “dangerous and unethical” practice of keeping wild animals behind bars. Kumbuka, a male silverback, broke free from his cage at around 5:15pm Thursday and was at large for about an hour before being tranquilized and returned to captivity. Armed police were called to the central London attraction and visitors were evacuated.
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