Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child who slipped into enclosure

(CNN) The Cincinnati Zoo shot and eliminated a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old child slipped into the animal’s enclosure, a zoo authorities spokened at a press conference.

Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, brought the child around its environment for about 10 minutes in exactly what the zoo’s harmful animal reaction group thought about a lethal circumstance, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard spokened at a press instruction.