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Vigil planned at Cincinnati Zoo in tribute to slain gorilla

Animal Rights Activists Plan A Memorial Day Vigil For The Gorilla Killed At The Cincinnati Zoo After A 4-year-old Boy Slipped Into An Exhibit And A Special Zoo Response Team Concluded His Life Was In Danger.

PTI | Updated on: 30 May 2016, 10:27:31 PM

Cincinnati:

Animal rights activists plan a Memorial Day vigil for the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and a special zoo response team concluded his life was in danger.

Anthony Seta (SAY’-tuh) called the 17-year-old endangered lowland gorilla’s death “a senseless tragedy” and says the gathering is meant as a memorial to Harambe (huh-RAHM’-bay).

There has been a strong outpouring on social media of people upset the gorilla was killed Saturday. A Facebook page called “Justice for Harambe” created Saturday night has drawn wide attention.

Seta said the memorial is meant as a tribute, not to point fingers at the zoo or the boy’s parents. The boy hasn’t been identified and his family says he is doing fine at home. 

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First Published : 30 May 2016, 10:24:00 PM

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