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Ohio Gorilla Exhibit Where Harambe Was Shot Dead Gets Remodel



    Investigators found the barrier separating the gorilla Harambe from Cincinnati Zoo visitors was not in compliance with standard regulations, said a U.S. Agriculture Department report obtained by The Associated Press. (Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016)

    The now-infamous Cincinnati Zoo facility where a silverback gorilla named Harambe was fatally shot last year after a toddler fell into his enclosure is set to reopen in June, NBC News reported.

    The expanded, remodeled outdoor area is opening about a year after the incident took place, and will be joined with a new indoor area set to open in the fall, according a statement from the zoo on Friday.

    Harambe was shot by a zoo employee after a 3-year-old boy fell into the enclosure and the 17-year-old gorilla began "violently dragging and throwing the child," as the city's as the city's top fire official put it later.

    It triggered a federal investigation, which concluded the barrier didn't comply with standards, and an avalanche of criticism.

    Harambe Hall?

    [NATL] Harambe Hall?
    A petition on the website Change.org is pushing to get a residence hall at Eastern Kentucky University re-named after slain Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, Harambe.
    (Published Friday, Aug. 26, 2016)