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Cincinnati zoo reopens remodeled gorilla enclosure

General June 7, 2016

Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World Exhibit Reopens in Cincinnati, OhioVisitors flocked on Tuesday to the Cincinnati Zoo the day after prosecutors declined to charge the mother of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure, causing zookeepers to kill the endangered animal to protect the child. Hundreds of people got their first look at the remodeled enclosure, which the zoo changed to prevent a repeat of the May 28 incident that led to the shooting of the 17-year-old endangered western lowland silverback gorilla Harambe to prevent harm to the child. Emily Butler, 40, from Florence, Kentucky, who was visiting with her 8- and 11-year-old sons and other family, called Harambe's death "sad all the way around," but said they were excited to be at the habitat's reopening.


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