Footage shows gorilla protecting child
Harambe, shot to death at an Ohio zoo, looks to be protecting the 4-year-old boy, not harming him.
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.
However eyewitnesses have claimed that the gorilla was showing no aggressive behaviour towards the boy.
It is claimed that screams from those watching the unfolding situation panicked the animal, causing him to drag the child at a quick speed across the water.