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No Charges in Gorilla Case

Cincinnati authorities say mom wasn't to blame

(Newser) - The mother of the boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last week won't face criminal charges over the incident. The Hamilton County prosecutor summed it up this way: "If you don't believe a 3-year-old can scamper away that quickly, you've never... More »

Kid's Parents Could Be Charged in Gorilla Death

Harambe's first keeper says he was like one of his sons

(Newser) - Harambe the gorilla is becoming the most talked-about animal since Cecil the lion —and his death is just as controversial . On Tuesday, police and prosecutors confirmed that the shooting at the Cincinnati Zoo is being investigated, and they haven't ruled out criminal charges against the parents of the... More »

'Justice for Harambe': Gorilla's Killing Stays Heated

Group calls on feds to penalize Cincinnati Zoo

(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
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Zoo Faces Backlash for Killing Gorilla to Save Boy

Protesters want 'Justice for Harambe'

(Newser) - Did the gorilla have to die? The Cincinnati Zoo is facing an angry backlash for shooting Harambe, an endangered gorilla, dead after a 4-year-old boy fell in its enclosure Saturday, CNN reports. Protesters who accuse the zoo of using excessive force gathered outside the zoo Sunday and the #JusticeforHarambe movement... More »

Ohio Zoo Kills Endangered Gorilla After Boy Falls in

A 'tough choice,' but the 'right choice'

(Newser) - The Cincinnati Zoo closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat. Zoo officials said the boy fell after he climbed through a public barrier at the Gorilla World exhibit Saturday... More »

Zoo Will Mate Uber Rare Rhino Siblings

About 100 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild

(Newser) - Desperate times are calling for icky measures in Cincinnati, where zoo officials are looking to mate their lone Sumatran rhino female—with her baby brother. With as few as 100 of the hairy, two-horned critters left in the wild in their native Southeast Asia, the race is on to breed... More »

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