The Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio is in the limelight of animal rights activists around the world today after it’s emerged they were forced to kill a gorilla yesterday afternoon.
A 4-yr-old boy was rescued from the grip of a gorilla after falling into an enclosure in the Zoo. The boy fell 10 feet after wandering away from his parents, who later were seen screaming in horror as the boy rested beside the gorilla.
A special rescue team was brought in to handle the situation, and they deemed the ten minute saga to be a threat to the boy’s life.
Unfortunately, they say they had no choice other than to shoot the gorilla dead, 17-yr-old Harambe.
The boy was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, after the gorilla, Harambe, was shot and killed.
The incident was reported at around 9pm (Irish time) Saturday, and the area around the gorilla exhibit was closed off after zoo visitors reported hearing screaming.
The boy was airlifted to hospital where his injuries were considered serious, but authorities say he’ll make a full recovery.