A California canine’s completely bananas journey has come to a cheerful ending.
The canine, whose transient however scary stint cavorting contained in the San Diego Zoo’s gorilla enclosure made national headlines, has been reunited along with his proprietor, the San Diego Humane Society stated in an announcement despatched to HuffPost. Beforehand nicknamed “Mighty Joe Younger” as a nod to his nice ape encounter, the mischievous canine’s actual identify is Meatball.
Final week, guests and zookeepers on the San Diego Zoo had been shocked to see that the unfastened canine had made his method into the gorilla enclosure. Video from onlookers even confirmed one of many gorillas chasing the canine round in a second some feared might flip ugly.
Fortuitously, workers members on the zoo had been in a position to hold the gorilla away as San Diego Humane Society staff retrieved the canine. The animal shelter had deliberate to place him up for adoption if his household couldn’t be discovered, however Meatball’s proprietor got here ahead and reclaimed him over the weekend.
The group stated they “we’re so pleased to see him return residence!” and famous that he was cleared by veterinarians and neutered heading out of the shelter. The ordeal has additionally prompted some elevated safety for Meatball.
“Meatball’s household was in a position to match their yard with a trolley system so he’s in a position to run and discover with out the danger of wandering from residence once more sooner or later,” the assertion stated.