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A 17-year-old silverback gorilla named Harambe was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old wandered into its enclosure. 

Reports ABC 7 – Los Angeles:

Zoo officials say the 4-year-old, now recovering at a hospital, crawled into the Gorilla World Exhibit.

The boy’s mother can be heard calling to him as the gorilla crouched over the boy.

Then the 400 pound primates moved away from the camera, dragging the child along.

The gorilla, a 17-year-old silverback named Harambe, was shot and killed by zookeepers to rescue the boy.

Zoo officials are now looking into just how the little boy made it into the enclosure.

How does your 4-year-old kid crawl into a gorilla exhibit? We’re glad the child is alright, but now a a 17-year-old wonder of nature is dead because it looks like the kid’s mom did a poor job of supervising him.


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