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Gorilla killed after boy falls into Cincinnati Zoo exhibit

Gorilla killed after boy falls into Cincinnati Zoo exhibit

A gorilla was fatally shot at an Ohio zoo this weekend after it picked up a young boy who had tumbled into an exhibit, officials said.

The encounter at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden occurred Saturday afternoon when the boy crawled through a barrier and fell into a moat at the facility's outdoor gorilla center, zoo director Thane Maynard told reporters.

The boy wasn't seriously hurt in the fall, Maynard said at a news conference, but after he dropped into the enclosure, the gorilla, a 17-year-old male named Harambe, "went down and got him." The animal grabbed and dragged the child, Maynard said, and that's why officials determined that the boy's life was...

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