April 17, 2015
The educational value provided by zoos is rarely lost on kids and lovers of biology. Likewise, for the trained specialists who care for captive animals at the best kept zoos, human-animal bonds can be deep and even rehabilitative.
It's hard to say what came over this gorilla so suddenly, but the charge and lunge packed enough force to crack the glass without fully breaking through. According to the World Gorilla Foundation, silverbacks can measure up to 6 feet tall and weigh 500 pounds.
6 ABC speculates that maybe the little girl's chest pounding act provoked the gorilla into a fit of rage.
The world may never know.