“A 4-year-old boy was hospitalized with serious injuries and a gorilla was shot dead after officials said the boy climbed through a railing and fell into a moat at the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla enclosure,” wlwt.com reports. “A 17-year-old, 400-pound male lowland gorilla, Harambe (above), was shot and killed by the zoo’s dangerous animal response team about 10 minutes after the boy made it into the enclosure. Zoo director Thayne Maynard said that the boy crawled through the railing and fell into the moat just before 4 p.m. Saturday. A Cincinnati fire department incident report says that the gorilla . . .
‘was violently dragging and throwing the child’ when they were called. The child was in between the gorilla’s legs when the gorilla was shot, fire officials said.”
There’s no word on the boy’s condition. Meanwhile remember: when Gorillas attack, the dangerous animal response team is only 10 minutes away.