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.
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