Self-proclaimed wizard, Andrew Wright
You. Just. Can’t. Make. This. Shit. Up.
A self-proclaimed “wizard” and “energy healer” named Andrew Wright from Christchurch, New Zealand has been banned from the Orana Wildlife Park after chanting and beating his chest at the gorillas. Wright’s actions enraged one of the park’s largest gorillas so much so that the gorilla charged the glass and tried to attack him.
According to gorilla keeper Rob Clifford, he told Wright to knock it off because he was clearly upsetting the gorillas with his, er, wizardry. But Wright refused to believe Clifford and thought the gorillas were reacting positively to his chanting and chest-beating.
Christchurch’s most famous wizard had a few words for Andrew Wright’s very un-wizardly behavior:
Christchurch’s most best-known wizard. His name is unknown, but he is most assuredly a wizard
“We don’t normally go out and beat our chests in front of gorilla cages,” The Wizard says. “It’s not the normal behaviour of wizards. You wouldn’t get merit points for that.”
Andrew Wright has had his membership to the park revoked indefinitely. No wizard merit points were awarded for his little display, either.