Whoa. A new video has emerged of the controversial Cincinnati Zoo incident on May 28. This shocking new footage shows the gorilla, who was later killed, holding hands and appearing to protect the child who fell into its enclosure. Click to WATCH!
An all-new video has surfaced of the moment a 4-year-old boy fell into a gorilla’s enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 28. This jaw-dropping tape features the gorilla holding hands with the child. It doesn’t appear the gorilla was trying to hurt the boy, only protecting him amid the mass hysteria. The poor gorilla was later shot and killed as a result of the incident. Do you think the gorilla was protecting the child?
The video begins with the gorilla and the boy in a corner of the exhibit. The gorilla, named Harambe, is standing in front of the child in a protective stance. You can hear the screams and loud voices coming from outside the enclosure. It appears the gorilla gets spooked, and then he drags the boy away.
The gorilla stops and proceeds to actually hold hands with the boy. The 4-year-old seems calm and even puts his hand on the gorilla’s arm. The gorilla sweetly grabs the boy’s hand again. When the boy tries to scoot away, the gorilla nudges him back.
Once the voices begin to elevate again, Harambe drags the child to another part of enclosure. It’s such a scary situation for all. Who knows what the gorilla was thinking at the time. We can definitely see both sides to this story. The gorilla did drag the small child, but if the gorilla had intended on hurting the child, he would have done so.
The child spent about 10 minutes in the gorilla’s exhibit. The zoo’s response team decided to kill Harambe, rather than tranquilize him. The gorilla was shot dead with a rifle. He had just turned 17 years old.
This footage gives everyone a new glimpse as to what happened that terrible day. It’s such a shame that the gorilla had to die. Animal lovers and celebrities alike are furious over Harambe’s death. The boy did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, but he was taken to the hospital. He’s since been released. The mother of the child has spoken out after the scary ordeal.
HollywoodLifers, do you think the gorilla should have been saved? Or do you think the zoo made the right call? Let us know!