Prosecutor: No Charges for Mother of Boy Who Fell Into Gorilla Enclosure

After an investigation, the Hamilton County, Ohio, prosecutor said the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo will not face charges. The boy’s family was heavily criticized because keepers felt they had to shoot and kill the critically endangered western lowland gorilla, Harambe, to save the boy in the May 28 incident. The mother, who was also watching three other children at the time, was “attentive by all witness accounts, and the 3-year-old just scampered off," said prosecutor Joseph Deters in a news conference. “Any parent who is honest with himself or herself would have to understand how this could happen to even the most attentive parent.” The zoo plans to reopen the gorilla exhibit today with an enhanced barrier. — Read it from the AFP via Seeker


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