The Dramatic new footage just emerged shows that Harambe, the gorilla was seemingly protecting a young boy who accidentally fell into his cage – just a few minutes before it was shot dead.
“This 17 year old gorilla was fatally shot by The Cincinnati Zoo staff. They wanted to protect the four year old boy who had fallen 12 feet into the enclosure” as The Mirror reports.
However, the onlookers have since truly claimed that the gorilla was calm and was showing no aggression towards the boy.Witnesses at the scene report that the screams from the people watching the dramatic scene actually startled the animal which caused him to carry the child across the water, quickly.After a while the Zoo authorities shot the Gorilla to save the child.Shooting was not the only option available but the authorities choose it and the poor Gorilla lost his life. Video is at the end of this post.