Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo is set to reopen its gorilla exhibit with new physical barriers at 10 a.m. Tuesday. This comes in response to the 3-year-old boy who gained access to the enclosure late last month, resulting in the killing of Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla. The new barriers at Gorilla World are being raised 6 inches to 3.5 feet. […]

The Cincinnati Zoo said Thursday it will re-open its gorilla exhibit next week with a higher, reinforced barrier after a 3-year-old boy got into the enclosure, leading to the fatal shooting of a male gorilla. Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley said the outer barrier will now be 42 inches high – a half foot taller than […]

The Cincinnati Zoo stands by its decision to shoot a gorilla who was handling a 3-year-old boy Saturday, zoo director Thane Maynard said Monday. Maynard spoke Monday afternoon about the death of Harambe, a 17-year-old male lowland gorilla. A child got inside Harambe’s habitat at the zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit Saturday. “It was a life-threatening […]

Harambe was shot and killed when a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla’s exhibit. Some witnesses say they believe the gorilla was attempting to protect the boy, though officials say the boy was dragged through the exhibit. Officials said that, though the boy was not attacked, he was in danger. While some people showed up […]


CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Several visitors at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo spoke to Cleveland 19 on Monday, saying that they think the mother of a little boy who wandered into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is the one responsible for the death of a 17-year-old gorilla. Marcita Sims held on to her grandson’s hand tightly Monday, […]

The Cincinnati Zoo was open Sunday for Memorial Day weekend tourists, but the gorilla exhibit was closed indefinitely after authorities killed a gorilla that attacked a 4-year-old boy who fell into the enclosure’s moat. Zoo President Thane Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier Saturday, fell 10 to 12 feet and was grabbed by […]