- Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed the 17-year-old gorilla after the boy fell in
- The boy fell 10 to 12 feet and was in the enclosure for 10 minutes
- The boy is expected to recover after being picked up out of the moat
- Footage has emerged showing the boy in the enclosure
A zoo shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a four-year-old boy who fell into the its enclosure on Saturday afternoon. Authorities said the boy, who fell 10 to 12 feet, is expected to recover after being picked up out of the moat and dragged by the 400-pound male, lowland gorilla named Harambe.
The boy was in the moat for about 10 minutes and was in between the gorilla's legs when the gorilla was shot, according to WLWT. While zoo officials are still investigating, they believe the boy crawled through a railing barrier, and then fell into the moat.