Zoo staffer accidentally shoots worker wearing gorilla suit with a tranquilizer dart

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According to reports, a zoo vet in the Canary Islands mistakenly shot a tranquilizer dart into an employee dressed in a gorilla suit.

The dart contained a sedative powerful enough to stun a 400-lb gorilla. The worker was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

So why, exactly, was the guy dressed like a gorilla? It was a fire drill. Well, more of a gorilla drill.

La Opinión de Tenerife reports that the man had donned a gorilla suit and was running around the park in a drill to prepare employees for an actual animal escape.

Everyone failed the drill immediately for not alerting the person with the tranq gun about the drill.

[via HuffPo]