'Justice for Harambe': Gorilla's Killing Stays Heated Group calls on feds to penalize Cincinnati Zoo By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted May 31, 2016 11:38 AM CDT 120 comments Comments A 2015 photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo shows Harambe. (Jeff McCurry/Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden via The Cincinatti Enquirer via AP) (Newser) – The story of the Cincinnati Zoo's decision to kill a gorilla after a 4-year-old boy slipped into Harambe's exhibit on Saturday continues to resonate: Renowned zookeeper Jack Hanna is on the zoo's side, reports USA Today. The BBC looks at the abuse the child's mother is taking online, including this "Justice for Harambe" petition calling for an investigation into "parental negligence." An animal watchdog group says the feds must hold the zoo accountable—because the exhibit clearly wasn't human-proof, reports the AP. The Cincinnati Enquirer offers a profile of Harambe. The Washington Post examines how the story has reignited the debate over the whole idea of keeping animals in captivity for our viewing pleasure. Time rounds up witness accounts, including one who says the gorilla was handling the boy "like a Raggedy Ann doll." Others think Harambe was being protective, and joe.co.uk has a video they say supports their case. CNN's coverage takes note of two other similar incidents that had happier endings. National Geographic has a fact sheet on the endangered western lowland gorilla.