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Gladys Porter Zoo Sets up ‘Harambe Fund’ after Brownsville-born Gorilla is Shot in Cincinnati Zoo

A zoo in Cincinnati is receiving backlash over the shooting death of a silverback gorilla. The gorilla was shot by zoo officials, after a three-year-old fell into the enclosure. Hannah Mackenzie reports the gorilla has ties to the Rio Grande Valley. Harambe was a 17-year-old western lowland silverback gorilla, tipping the scales at more than 400 pounds, and he was born right here, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. Harambe was killed a day after his 17th birthday. Jerry stones raised the gorilla from birth, and cared for him at the Gladys Porter Zoo, until last year, when...

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