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Spokesperson: Family will not sue Cincinnati Zoo over gorilla incident

Harambe, a 17-year-old Western Lowland Gorilla, was dispatched after zoo officials said the gorilla was "clearly agitated" and "clearly disoriented.  (FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter) Harambe, a 17-year-old Western Lowland Gorilla, was dispatched after zoo officials said the gorilla was "clearly agitated" and "clearly disoriented. (FOX19 NOW/Frankie Jupiter)
The Cincinnati Police Department is investigating the incident where a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading to the death of one of the gorillas. (Photo: Youtube/ Watch Life) The Cincinnati Police Department is investigating the incident where a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading to the death of one of the gorillas. (Photo: Youtube/ Watch Life)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The family is not going to sue the Cincinnati Zoo after their 3-year-old boy climbed over the barrier and into the gorilla enclosure Saturday, a family spokesperson told FOX19 NOW. 

Harambe, a 17-year-old  Western Lowland Gorilla, was dispatched after zoo officials said the gorilla was "clearly agitated" and "clearly disoriented. 

The boy was rushed to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The family released a new statement Wednesday morning with an update on the boy's condition. 

"“Our child has had a checkup by his doctor and is still doing well," wrote the family. "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."

Also in the statement, the family asked that donations be made to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe's name. 

"We are also very appreciative for the expressions of concern and support that have been sent to us," the family wrote. "Some have offered money to the family, which we do not want and will not accept. If anyone wishes to make a gift, we recommend a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe’s name.”

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