The family of the boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo — which led to a gorilla being shot dead and sparked international outrage — say the child is recovering from the ordeal.
They also recommended that people donate money to the zoo in the slain gorilla Harambe’s name.
“Our child has had a checkup by his doctor and is still doing well,” the family said in a statement released Wednesday. “We continue to praise God for His grace and mercy, and to be thankful to the Cincinnati Zoo for their actions taken to protect our child.”
The statement comes one day after Cincinnati Police began investigating the circumstances that preceded the boy’s fall into the zoo’s gorilla enclosure on Saturday.
The family could face criminal charges in the matter, authorities said.
As a result of the public outcry, the boy’s relatives are continuing to decline interview and meeting requests, they said in the statement.
Dan Good, NYDailyNews.com
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