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Adult Gorilla shot dead to save life of a four year old child

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Published on 29 May 2016 12:18 PM GMT

Adult Gorilla shot dead to save life of a four year old child
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Ohia: The zoo authorities of Cincinnati zoo in Ohia had to shot dead a 17-year-old gorilla to save the life of a four year old child.

The toddler fell inside the primate’s enclosure, where he was grabbed by a 17-year old gorilla.

Zoo director, Thane Maynard says:

  • The child was in a life-threatening situation.
  • The only action that could be taken was to shoot the 400 pounds (181 kg) gorilla.
  • They made the right choice by saving little boy’s life.

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