Gorilla’s running leap at girl cracks zoo glass

A girl in Nebraska got more than she bargained for during a wild encounter with a Silverback gorilla at a zoo.

The video shows the gorillas moving about calmly in the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium habitat and a girl behind the viewing window pounding on her chest.

Suddenly, one of the gorillas charges at the glass, cracking it and sending spectators fleeing for safety.

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Omaha.com contacted the zoo, and a spokeswoman verified that the footage was shot yesterday, but declined to comment on the current status of the exhibit.

The video quickly went viral, generating almost a million page views in a day. 

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