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2Day In History: Harambe the gorilla shot after kid falls into enclosure in 2016

CINCINNATI, Oh. — It’s been five years since Harambe the gorilla was shot and killed in his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio. On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed through a public barrier and dropped 15-feet into Harambe’s enclosure. Zoo staff and rescue crews with the Cincinnati Fire Department quickly arrived to the scene. Harambe was allegedly violently dragging and throwing the child, according to an incident report. The Zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team made the decision to shoot the gorilla, in order to save the boy. After being rescued from the...

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