Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo delays baby gorilla debut

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Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle zoo is delaying the public debut of a baby gorilla following the killing of an adult gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child entered its exhibit.

The Woodland Park Zoo had initially scheduled Wednesday as the public debut of Yola, a 6-month-old western lowland gorilla.

Zoo officials say the delay is “out of respect for our colleagues at Cincinnati Zoo.” A new debut date will be announced later.

On Saturday, a 4-year-old boy entered the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo where a 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe grabbed him

Zoo officials decided to kill the gorilla to free the boy. The boy was released from the hospital later that day.

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