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Zoo door that killed young gorilla, closing procedures criticized

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    by Chris Roberts The San Francisco Zoo needs to overhaul both its practices and equipment in order to avoid a repeat of the Nov. 7 death of its youngest gorilla, animal advocates say. Sixteen-month-old Kabibe, one of the zoo's western lowland gorillas, was crushed to death when she darted underneath a closing hydraulic door after the zoo had shut for the day. A single zookeeper was on duty at ... More...