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1 Year Later: public commemoration of the planned zoo looks ahead

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.

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Information: WXIX-TV, http://www.fox19.com

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