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Toddler Pounded Chest in Front of Gorilla at Zoo. What Happened Next Left the Family Running Away


"...a three inch piece of glass between life & death."

A 12-second video published online late Thursday shows exactly what happened moments after a little girl pounded on her chest in front of a gorilla at a Nebraska zoo.

The gorilla ran toward the girl and slammed on the glass, ultimately leaving it cracked. The terrified family was seen immediately running away from the glass.

"Oh man!" the person recording said.

If you pause the video at the nine-second mark, you can see the family's initial reaction through their reflection in the glass.

Image source: YouTube

The individual who uploaded the video described the incident on Reddit as "a three inch piece of glass between life & death." According to the person, the scene unfolded Thursday at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Shortly before this we were telling the kids they could not break it [the glass]. They will never believe us again," the individual wrote.

This is not the first time a gorilla has slammed on the glass at the Nebraska zoo. Other videos online show a gorilla scaring zoo visitors through similar antics.

At the time of publication, the video had just over 4,000 views on YouTube.

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