CINCI – “Cincinnati police and emergency crews responded to a report of a child falling into the exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at about 4 p.m. Saturday. Police confirmed the child was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center near the zoo, and was treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Cincinnati Zoo President Thane Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and fell an estimated 10 to 12 feet into the moat surrounding the habitat. He said the boy was not seriously injured by the fall.
“The choice was made to put down, or shoot, Harambe, so he’s gone,” Maynard said. “We’ve never had a situation like this at the Cincinnati Zoo where a dangerous animal needed to be dispatched in an emergency situation.”
The fire department release said the boy was in between the gorilla’s legs at the time of the shot.”
this happened while my Mom was at the gorilla exhibit. Her video. #cincinnatizoo #gorilla #harambe pic.twitter.com/RFBUQEQGAr— Amber Soler (@Amber_Soler) May 29, 2016
I lied. There is a little more not in the other two video. Third and final video #cincinnatizoo #gorilla #harambe pic.twitter.com/dxV2P8Xf9M— Amber Soler (@Amber_Soler) May 29, 2016