Cincinnati : The Cincinnati Zoo’s director says zoo security officers killed a 17-year-old gorilla that had grabbed a small boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat.
Police had initially reported that the gorilla was tranquilised, but Maynard said the decision was made to shoot to kill to save the boy’s life who was dragged by the gorilla for abpout 10 minutes.
He calls the decision a difficult one, but the right one.
A hospital spokesman says he has no information to release. Authorities haven’t released the child’s name.
Here’s the video of the incident..