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June 16, 1987

A woman cleaning a gorilla cage at the San Francisco Zoo was seized and bitten on the arm by a gorilla in the adjacent cage. Ellen Newman of the San Francisco Zoological Society said that Nancy Rumsey, 35, of Oakland was hosing out the cage when 30-year-old Pogo, a female, grabbed her arm through the bars and bit her. Rumsey was treated at a hospital, where she was in stable condition. Pogo, described by Newman as "usually friendly and pleasant," will not be punished, the zoo said.

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