The gorillas were in their “bedrooms” at the time of the fall, which was reported around 8:30 a.m., and the worker was never in danger from the animals.
The LAFD Urban Search and Rescue team lowered down a basket for the rescue, which took approximately 25 minutes.
The employee was safely extricated from the enclosure around 9 a.m. and was transported to an area hospital in fair condition with a possibly fractured femur.
LAFD Public Service Officer Margaret Stewart said the protocol in this type of incident is to transport the patient to a trauma center since it is considered a “long fall,” defined as greater than 20 feet.
It is unknown how the fall occurred.