zoo rage

n.
Extreme anger or aggression exhibited by a zoo animal towards zoo visitors.
Example Citation:
An angry chimp fired stones at zoo visitors after being wound up by teasing crowds. Mithu Mondal, 30, and her six-year-old daughter Nikita were hurt after being targeted by Babu, a male chimpanzee.
—"Chimp's zoo rage," The Sun, December 16, 2008
Earliest Citation:
Zoo rage: A chain-smoking chimpanzee kept as an attraction at a
Mexico water park attacked a teen-ager who was cleaning his cage,
seriously injuring the youth.
—"The Americas," Orange County Register, July 16, 1998
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