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Parents Of Cincinnati Gorilla Boy Learn Their Fate: Will They Be Charged?

Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Harambe Toddler Parents Not Charged
Source: Splash News

Jun. 6 2016, Published 4:38 p.m. ET

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An Ohio prosecutor has decided not to file charges against the parents of the boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last week, has learned.

The child's parents — Michelle Gregg, 32, and Deonne Dickerson, 37 — were reportedly facing child endangerment charges after their son, 3, accidentally tumbled into the enclosure of a 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe.

As previously reported, the internet went into a frenzy after zookeepers opted to shoot and kill the endangered animal in the hopes of saving the child.

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Not long after, the boy's parents released a statement saying, "Our child has had a checkup by his doctor and is doing well…If anyone wishes to make a gift, we recommend a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe's name."

The exhibit, Gorilla World, will reopen on Tuesday with a higher barrier to avoid future incidents.

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