Harambe, A 17 years old western lowland gorilla was killed saturday after a four years old boy drag through a barrier and fell into the moat in the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The gorilla dragged the boy around before emergency responders shot and killed the gorilla. The boy sustained non- life scary injuries.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden personnel gathered early Monday to mourn Harambe. His keepers shared stories. There were hugs there were tears also. But there was no burial for the gorilla shot and killed Saturday after a child fell into his exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. Nor will his remains be cremated and his ashes scattered, perhaps, around gorilla World.
Instead, through science, part of Harambe may live on in future offspring. And his body, still at the zoo, may help scientists solve genetic problems facing his species. “There’s a future,” Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard said during a press conference Monday afternoon. “It’s not the end of his gene pool.”