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Female gorilla throws piece of wood at pregnant woman visiting zoo

By Mason White 5:08 PM March 9, 2017
Gorilla (illustration)
Gorilla (illustration)
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(Scroll down for video) A pregnant woman was rushed to a hospital after a female gorilla threw a large piece of wood at her, according to police in Louisiana.

New Orleans police said that 34-year-old Sylvia Cressy, was taken to the hospital after suffering an injury to her head when the female gorilla at the Audubon Zoo, threw the piece of wood at her.

The Audubon Zoo covers 58 acres and is home to 2,000 animals. Three gorillas live at the zoo, two female and one male.

Cressy said that the female gorilla named Praline, threw the piece of wood at her, and it landed on her head. Cressy is six months pregnant.

The mother-to-be went to the zoo on Sunday to attend the Soul Festival.

Chimene Grant, the zoo’s VP of Marketing, said that the gorilla was just playing with the piece of wood and did not intentionally throw it at the woman.