Cincinnati Zoo Kills Gorilla To Save Boy Who Fell Into Its Enclosure
The 17-year-old gorilla celebrated his birthday the day before he died.By Lauren Stephenson | May 29, 2016
The Cincinnati Zoo killed one of its gorillas on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy climbed into the gorilla enclosure and fell into a moat.
"The gorilla took him to one end of the his habitat and then the little boy started screaming again, and the gorilla dragged him back again," a witness told WCPO.
Two female gorillas were also in the enclosure at the time but were called out by zookeepers. The zoo's director told our partners at WCPO the male gorilla carried the boy around for about 10 minutes.