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£1 million upgrade for Bristol Zoo's gorilla family

Visitors to Bristol Zoo Gardens can now get up close and personal with a family of gorillas as their new £1 million enclosure opens this weekend.

Jock, one of Bristol Zoo's gorillas, lies on the glass roof of the new viewing area in the extended Gorilla House.
Jock, one of Bristol Zoo Garden's gorillas, lies on the glass roof of the new viewing area in the extended Gorilla House. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
Visitors to Bristol Zoo can get up close and personal with Jock and the other gorillas.
Visitors to Bristol Zoo can get up close and personal with Jock and the other gorillas. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
The new viewing area in the extended Gorilla House, which opens to the public this Saturday.
The new viewing area in the extended Gorilla House, which opens to the public this Saturday. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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Zoo keeper suspended after allegedly punching a seal

Library picture of a South American fur seal who was not involved in the incident. Credit: PA wire

A zoo keeper has been suspended after allegedly punching a seal.

Bosses at Bristol Zoo Gardens have launched an investigation after the incident came to light.

It has been alleged that a senior animal keeper punched the South American fur seal when handlers tried to weigh it.

The zoo's head vet has examined all the seals at the popular tourist attraction and they remain on public show in their enclosure.

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