It was an awful weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo. A 4-year-old kid somehow managed to slip away from his parents, crawl through a barrier and land in a moat inside the gorilla enclosure. Home to a 450lb gorilla named Harambe.
Sadly, to save the boy from harm the zoo shot the 17-year-old ape. The boy was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.
The Cincinnati Zoo released this press release to address the situation.