This 4 year old boy took a trip to the Zoo that he will never forget.

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Apparently, before he fell in the Gorilla’s habitat, he was telling his mom how he wanted to be in the water with the gorilla. His mom, of course, told him no but she was also tending to other children.

The boy accidentally fell in and he was all in the Gorillas hands. The Gorilla (named Harambe) looking like he didn’t want to harm the boy. There were a lot of people surrounding the habitat and everyone was loud, including the crying boy, so the Gorilla probably felt like he had to protect him. An onlooker said:

“I don’t know if the screaming did it or too many people hanging on the edge, if he thought we were coming in, but then he pulled the boy down away further from the big group.”

The boy was in there for about 10-15 minutes. The worst amount of damage he received was being dragged by the Harambe in the water. The boy was eventually rescued but unfortunately for Harambe, he was shot down by the staff.

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