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Boy who fell into gorilla area 'doing well'

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>> Parents of the three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure over the weekend, saying Wednesday, he is doing well. The family releasing a statement praising the zoo, saying quote, we continue to be thankful to the Cincinnati Zoo for their actions taken to protect our child. Zoo authorities shot and killed the 450 pound silverback gorilla, Harambe within minutes of the boy climbing over a 3 foot high barrier, walking through the bushes, and falling 15 feet into a moat.
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The statement, not mentioning news that Cincinnati police have launched a criminal investigation into the actions of the toddler's parents leading up to the incident. The shooting sparking outrage among animal rights groups, with many criticizing both the family and the zoo. The zoo's director defending the decision, saying that using tranquilizers on the gorilla would not have knocked the animal out right away, leaving the boy in danger.
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The parents of the boy have asked donations be made in Harambe's name.