Volunteer at Toledo Zoo Loses Thumb During Encounter With Orangutan

A Toledo Zoo orangutan pulled a volunteer’s arm through a barrier Saturday during feeding, causing her to lose a thumb.

The orangutan slipped his fingers through welded steel bars, grabbed the volunteer’s thumb and pulled her arm through the barrier, then bit her forearm, most likely using his mouth as another hand rather than as an attack, the zoo reported.

Source: Zoo volunteer loses thumb during encounter with orangutan | Toledo Blade

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