Gorilla killed: 911 call reveals more details

Gorilla killed: 911 call reveals more details
Posted at 11:19 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 01:19:50-04

A 911 call now reveals more about what was going on when a three-year-old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Mom: "I need you to call (bleep), I need you to call (bleep)."

Dispatcher: "Cincinnati 911 what is the ..."

Mom: "Hi, my son fell in the zoo at the gorillas [sic]. The Cincinnati Zoo, my son fell in with the gorilla. There's a male gorilla standing over him. I need someone to contact the zoo please."

Dispatcher: "Okay, we do already have that started- we do already have- have started there okay.”

The mother watched on as the 450 pound gorilla, Harambe, dragged the boy through a moat.

"Be calm! He's grabbing my son! I can't watch this! I can't- I can't, ok, I can't watch,” screamed the mother on the 911 call.

The call lasts just 49 seconds, and ends just as abruptly as the whole things started when the mother said she needed to call her dad and ended the call.

The boy was in the enclosure for 10 minutes until zoo officials made the decision to shoot the endangered 17-year-old silverback.

Some witness are now coming forward saying the boy jumped in.

The boy was checked out by the doctor and is doing fine.

His family said people have tried to send them money to help with expenses, but they’re asking that the money be sent to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe’s name.


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