Harambe the Gorilla Update 1: Child Confesses to Police He Wanted a Selfie with Gorilla

Mother of 3-year-old boy who fell into gorilla
enclave takes a selfie before handing
the phone over to her son.

Cincinnati, Ohio --

By Robert W. Armijo

The 3-year-old boy confessed that he wanted to take a selfie with Harambe the 17-year-old, 400-pound, silverback gorilla only after police confronted the boy with a monopod and camera recovered from the top of the primate enclosure.

Pictures from the camera digitally document in a series of shots taken the incident. 

“The first few photos show the boy climbing over the barrier wall,” said police. 

The next set shows the boy crawling through the protective brush and thicket. 

The final photo, shows a look of surprise on the boy’s face as he tumbles down 15 feet into the gorilla enclosure moat.

Police say they will present their findings to the district attorney who will determine if the boy’s family will be charged with any crimes. 

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