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Gorilla Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo After Child Climbs in Enclosure
MAY 29 2016, 8:30 AM ET
A 17-year-old gorilla was shot dead Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo after it grabbed a child who had fallen into its enclosure, officials said. The 4-year-old boy climbed under a railing and through wires before falling about 10 feet into the Gorilla World exhibit at about 4 p.m., said Cincinnati Zoo director Thayne Maynard.
2 lions killed after naked man enters their zoo enclosure
Sun May 22, 2016
Two lions were killed after a man jumped into the lion enclosure at the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo in Chile, local police said Sunday. They say the man climbed over the fence and removed his clothes before he approached the lions inside the enclosure, and zoo staff shot the lions to protect him. The incident has provoked outrage on social media, while the zoo is defending its actions. TODAY’s Tamron Hall reports.
(In our opinion, the man should have been shot, not the lions)
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