Harambe, Gorilla Killed at Cincinnati Zoo, 'Had to Pay the Price': Experts

May 31, 2016 5:03 PM

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Despite outrage from the public, some experts and activists believe the Cincinnati Zoo was right to fatally shoot an endangered gorilla after a toddler fell into the animal's enclosure.

All accredited zoos, such as Cincinnati's, have protocols in place for when an animal threatens staff or visitors. In this case, the zoo had to decide whether to tranquilize 17-year-old Harambe, a 450-pound western lowland gorilla, or to use greater force, said Ed Hansen, CEO of the American Associa...

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