JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – A lawyer for the family of Harambe, the 400-pound gorilla shot dead in a Cincinnati zoo says that a lawsuit is being readied in South Africa against zoo officials.
Harambe was shot early this week to save the life of a four-year-old boy who climbed through the barriers and fell into the gorilla’s enclosure.
The incident, which was captured live on video, has sparked massive outcry from humans, branding it a ‘senseless death’. Many are placing the blame solely on the parents of the boy, calling for charges to be filed against them for parental negligence.
The lawyer told The Adobo Chronicles that arrangements are now being made with a cruise line to bring the parents of Harambe to America to personally file the criminal complaint against zoo officials. They are simply awaiting the issuance of U.S. visas to Harambe’s mother and father.
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