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Justice for Harambe, the gorilla killed at Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo unnecessarily killed a gorilla after a child fell in the animal's cage. There's a more humane way!

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Harambe was PROTECTING the child not threatening him. He should not have been shot died. Shame on the Cincinnati Zoo

Astonishing new footage shows gorilla PROTECTING child and holding his hand

Astonishing new footage how Harambe the gorilla was protecting a four-year-old boy who fell into his cage - minutes before he was shot dead. Moments later, the 17-year-old gorilla was fatally shot by zoo staff in a bid to protect the boy who had fallen 12 feet into the enclosure. However, eyewitnesses have claimed that the gorilla was showing…Read More
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Remember this hero gorilla!? Harambe should not have been killed for protecting a child. Please continue to share the petition!…Read More

Gorilla carries boy to safety in 1996 zoo incident

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 1996 file photo, Binti Jua, an 8-year-old female gorilla, carries an injured 3-year-old boy to a service gate after the child fell 18 feet to a concrete floor in the primate exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. The boy climbed a 3-foot railing and fell in the primate exhibit at the zoo and is picked up by the…Read More
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good background on what happened at the Cincinnati zoo that day

Harambe the gorilla: the zoo killing that’s set the internet on fire, explained

Harambe, a western lowland gorilla, turned 17 at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Friday. The zoo celebrated his birthday. The next day, zoo officials shot and killed the critically endangered ape. The reason? Harambe acted like a gorilla. On the day Harambe died, a 4-year-old boy managed to get into his enclosure. Video of the…Read More
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