A gorilla has been shot dead after it grabbed a boy who fell into the enclosure housing the big ape. The gorilla refused to let go of the child. The boy had climbed through a barrier at Cincinnati Zoo and fell into the moat of an enclosure housing a 180kg lowland gorilla named Harambe.
The zoo said it was forced to take action after Harambe picked up and dragged the boy. ‘[The officials] made a tough choice and they made the right choice […]