The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.
Zoo officials said the boy fell after he climbed through a public barrier at the Gorilla World exhibit Saturday afternoon. He was picked up out of the moat and dragged by the gorilla for about 10 minutes. The video was captured by an onlooker.
UPDATED: The video below is an edited video published by a news outlet in Ohio. We have since received the unedited version which shows the gorilla treating the boy in a manner best described as “dangerous.” When you’re done watching the video below, click here to watch the unedited video plus check out another video of a boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit years ago. The boy was motionless but not hurt by the gorilla — it’s amazing to see.
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