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Hale County Sheriff's Office searching for possible gorilla
The Hale County Sheriff's Office says they are searching for at least one gorilla. A gorilla was last spotted near a store on County Road 61 in Newbern.
A dispatcher with the Sheriff's Office said a crew consisting of the Newbern Volunteer Fire Department, police department, as well as Sheriff's deputies were searching for the animal.
Currently, it is unknown how many are loose or in what direction they are headed.
ABC 33/40 has a crew in Newbern and will provide more information as it becomes available.
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Gorilla Reported At Large in Alabama
Authorities in Alabama are on the hunt for at least one gorilla after reports that the animal was spotted near a store in rural Newbern, Ala.
The Hale County Sheriffs Office said the towns volunteer fire department and police have been searching for the gorilla since the sighting was reported over the weekend, according to local affiliate ABC33/40.
Newbern is a town of around 220 people in Hale County, approximately 50 miles south of Tuscaloosa.
Authorities say they are not sure how many gorillas they are searching for.
One sighting was said to have been made by a child, while another person reported seeing what may have been a bear. The sightings have not been confirmed by home video or surveillance video, 33/40 reports.
The closest zoo to Newbern is located nearly 100 miles away in Birmingham, Ala. Officials at the Birmingham Zoo confirmed to ABCNews.com today that the zoos sole gorilla, 16-year-old Cenzoo, is present and accounted for.