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Provoked gorilla breaks glass at Omaha zoo

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Screenshot of the YouTube video of another gorilla in the enclosure. Screenshot of the YouTube video of another gorilla in the enclosure.
OMAHA (WHO) - A family visit to the gorilla exhibit at an Omaha zoo turned terrifying when a male silverback charged the group, slamming into the glass barrier.

The only protection from the silverback's fury cracked under the power of the attack, as the powerful primate hurled itself against the glass of the Henry Doorly Zoo.

The gorilla may have been provoked by a little girl who can be seen beating her chest as a young boy near her says, “Don't do that.”

The video was originally posted to Reddit, and has more than 1 million views on YouTube after bulldogg9279 uploaded it Thursday.

Click here to see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK67kaMWN-8

The Reddit poster wrote:

“When we first seen him. He had a gash under his eye. The zoo keeper said, he was fighting with one of the other gorillas just before we showed up. He kept looking at angrily at me. I probably should not have kept looking at him. The video is longer of him were he charged me once just before this. But I was no longer in the same window. I had moved to this window.”
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