Reading Comprehension Passage 08 MCQ Test With Answers - GORILLA ATTACKER JUDGED INSANE
GORILLA ATTACKER JUDGED INSANE
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. A man who, of all places, jumped into a Melbourne Zoo gorilla closure and attacked the apes was committed to a mental institution last Tuesday.
Zoo staff said the 27-year-old man chased Betsy, an adult female, while making monkey sounds and beating his chest with his fists. The man punched and kicked the poor terrified primate and drove a five-year-old baby male, Mzuri, into a corner. He was finally trapped and captured by the police.
The attacker, from the southern state of Tasmania, apparently arrived in Melbourne on Monday and went straight to the zoo, shouting, "I've come here to kill a gorilla!" He told the police that "voices" instructed him to attack the animals. A police spokeswoman said that after being examined by doctors, the man was committed under the Mental Health Act.
It has been reported that the zoo staff are keeping the gorillas under observation in case any psychological damage was caused by the attack.
Modified from a report by The Associated Press.
jumped -- surprisingly enough -- into a gorilla closure and attacked the animals.
jumped into all sorts of places in the Melbourne Zoo.
shut the gorillas into a zoo closure and attacked them.
also attacked the health officials in the mental hospital.
was referred to a mental institution for a medical consultation.
Mzuri, driven to a corner, was finally trapped and captured by the police.
The man gave loving hugs and kisses to Mzuri, the baby gorilla.
Betsy punched and kicked the poor primate in order to protect Mzuri, her five-year-old male baby.
The man made monkey sounds and beat his chest with his fists in imitation of the apes.
The twenty-seven-year old man got angry with the apes because they would not accept him as one of their own kind.
I shouted that I've come to kill a live gorilla
I am from the southern state of Tasmania
I wasn't in my right mind
Voices instructed me to do so
I arrived in Melbourne on Monday and went straight to the zoo
The man attacked Betsy, while the female ape was making monkey sounds and beating her chest with her fists.
We understand that the first thing the man did when he arrived in Melbourne was to go to the zoo.
The Mental Health Act permits people to be committed to a mental institution upon the results of a medical examination.
Within twenty-four hours of his arrival in Melbourne, the man found himself committed to a mental hospital in the same city.
The staff would like to make sure that the apes have suffered no adverse psychological effects.
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