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Harambe, Parents and Kids

Harambe was a captive male Western Lowland gorilla, a critically endangered species in the wild, was shot and killed after a child climbed into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and fell into the moat. On September 18, 2014, Harambe was transferred to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to learn adult gorilla behavior and join a new social group. On May 28, 2016, a day after his 17th birthday, Harambe was shot to death after a three-year-old boy entered Harambe's enclosure. The incident was recorded by a bystander and uploaded to YouTube , where the video went viral . Zoo director Thane Maynard stated, "The child was being dragged around ... His head was banging on the concrete. Another expert denied this, saying Harambe was not a danger to the child. Another tragid Event. Lane’ s parents watched Tuesday night as the alligator grabbed their son in the shallows of the lake and dragged him deeper into the water , officials said . The fathe…