This video shows the moment a young child fell into a gorilla enclosure during a visit to a zoo - and ends up being saved by the one of the animals.

The reaction of the gorilla is incredible, as it quickly ran over to the child to protect him from others inside the enclosure, and to reassure him before help arrived.

The life of the 5-year-old child was in danger when he stumbled, but the parental instincts of the animal undoubtedly saved his life.

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