Gorilla Killed to Save Child Who Fell into Zoo Enclosure

Photo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

An irresponsible parent and a too-curious-for-his-own-good kid are new responsible for an endangered gorilla being shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The 17-year-old western lowland gorilla, Harambe, had to be put down after he started tossing the kid around like a rag doll and dragging him around the enclosure. How the kid managed to fall into the enclosure in the first place, or how his parent was completely inept at being a parent has yet to fully come to light, but either way, it sucks for the monkey.

Full Story: Cincinnati mourns gorilla killed to save boy

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