Astonishing New Footage Shows Gorilla ‘Protecting’ 4-Year Old Boy Before Being Shot Dead

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A 400lbs gorilla was shot dead after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo earlier today.

Zoo workers shot Harambe dead out of fear that it would hurt the boy – but latest footage from the incident suggests he was not in danger.

Astonishing new footage appears to show that Harambe was protecting the boy who fell into his cage. Moments later, the 17-year-old gorilla was fatally shot by zoo staff in a bid to protect the boy after falling 12 feet into the enclosure.

We’ve included the video over the page, please be warned that some people may find this footage distressing.

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