MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A volunteer at Jungle Island has been hospitalized after being injured by an animal.READ MORE: 'Waiting To Get Your Booster Is A Bad Idea': Local Experts Weigh In On Omicron COVID Variant
Jungle Island confirmed that the injury was caused by an orangutan.
A statement released by Jungle Island managing director Christopher Gould read, in part:READ MORE: Missing North Miami Beach Teen Jeimy Henrriquez Has Been Found
“An experienced volunteer working with our orangutan enrichment program received a non-life threatening injury as a result of an orangutan around 3 p.m. today, January 9, 2019.”
An initial response team, as well as primate keepers, responded quickly to render aid to the injured volunteer.MORE NEWS: ‘I Have Goose Bumps’: Zoo Miami's Ron Magil On 'Rita' Laying 2nd Egg On Live Bald Eagle Cam
Miami Fire Rescue workers then transported the volunteer to Jackson Memorial Hospital.