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Max the Gorilla
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Animal
    (March 6, 1971-May 5, 2004)
    Born in Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt, Germany
    Sent to the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa (1972)
    Became famous when robber Isaac Mofokeng entered his enclosure while trying to evade police (July 18, 1997)
    Mofokeng reported, 'The first thing the gorilla did was rip my jeans and bite me on the buttocks.' (Sounds kinky.)
    He also injured three of the policemen chasing Mofokeng, biting one, breaking another one's arm, and breaking the third officer's ankle.
    Johannesburg police later presented him with a bulletproof vest -- which turned out to be several sizes too small for him.
    Zoo officials said he was probably protecting his mate, Lisa.
    He kept Mofokeng pinned to a wall despite being shot by him in the chest and jaw.
    He took a third bullet from the police.
    He recovered fully after x-rays and surgery at a local hospital.
    He became a symbol in South Africa of resistance against the country's spiraling crime rate.
    A statue of him was erected at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Credit: C. Fishel


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