Visitors to the Calgary Zoo recently witnessed a disturbing incident between a pair of the zoo’s western lowland gorillas.
According to the Calgary Herald, one of the gorillas somehow got hold of a knife, picked it up and appeared close to re-enacting a famous scene from “Pshycho” on another gorilla in his troop.
None of the gorillas were hurt, and zoo workers were able to recover the knife, which was accidentally left by a keeper who had cleaned the exhibit earlier.
Witnesses said the gorilla picked up the knife and held it in his hand. When another gorilla came close, the gorilla with the knife raised it up as if he was threatening to stab the other gorilla. The second gorilla backed away and the knife-wielding gorilla walked a few steps before placing the knife on a chair.
About 20 zoo visitors were watching as the incident unfolded, including children.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean