A Gorilla was shot dead on Saturday in Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in the US city in a bid to rescue a 4-year-old boy who fell in enclosure.
The little boy is said to have climb through a barrier and fell into a moat where he was grabbed and dragged by a 17-year-old western lowland Gorilla named Harambe.
While this remains fresh, it comes after a more recent story of two lions shot dead in a Zoo in Chile after a man entered their pen in a suicide attempt.
In response to critics who felt the Zoo employed an excessive force, The Zoo Director said the officials had to make a tough choice and they made a right choice because they saved the little boy’s life.
Neither the boy nor his family has been identified for further investigation.