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Donkey Kong suit 'damaged my heart'

A man who says he suffered a serious heart condition after wearing a Donkey Kong ape costume at Los Angeles Zoo has sued game-maker Nintendo.

Parker Mills launched the action in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles Times.

His lawyer, Tyler Barnett, says Mr Mills was hired to play the ape character in May for the launch of a Nintendo 3DS game.

Mr Mills claims he was denied breaks while talking to zoo guests and did not get a required ice pack to cool him.

His lawsuit says a company ambassador hired to escort him did not provide proper oversight.

Mr Mills suffered a tearing of his aortic walls and now has a permanent heart defibrillator fitted, his lawyers say.

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