CINCINNATI – No public events are scheduled in the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla.
The zoo’s dangerous animal response team concluded the life of a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure last May 28, was in danger and killed the 17-year-old Harambe (hah-RAHM’-bay). That led to worldwide mourning, criticism and satire that made him a pop-culture phenomenon.
Zoo officials are in the prospect of an extended Gorilla World exhibition in June and also on the timetable for the public debut of a popular new animal.
Viewers have flocked to the website for updates on Fiona (fee-OH’-nuh), a hippo was born at the zoo in January. Zoo officials say that the strong positive reaction on Fiona has helped a healing process after Harambe death.
Information: WXIX-TV, http://www.fox19.com