This from abc.net.au:
The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a four-year-old boy tumbled into its enclosure has triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision “tough” but necessary.
Thousands of people signed a petition on Change.org that sharply criticised the Cincinnati Police Department and the zoo for putting down the animal and called for the child’s parents to be “held accountable for their actions of not supervising their child”.
Cincinnati police said the parents had not been charged, but that charges could eventually be sought by the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, although a spokeswoman for the prosecutor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Authorities did not identify the child or his parents and the family could not be contacted.
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