A Los Angeles Zoo worker fell at least 20 feet into a gorilla enclosure, possibly breaking his leg.
The 61-year-old fell around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.
During the rescue by firefighters, the apes were secured, the Los Angeles Fire Department said via Twitter.
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Posted by CBS News on Thursday, January 21, 2016
The rescue entailed two urban search-and-rescue task forces utilizing a rope system to hoist the man up before wheeling him on a gurney to a waiting ambulance.
The whole operation took about half-an-hour, Margaret Stewart of the department told the Los Angeles Daily News.
Officials said in an alert that the man has a possible femur fracture and is in fair condition.