Monday marks 2nd anniversary of Harambe's shooting death

Monday marks 2nd anniversary of Harambe's shooting death

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - May 28 marks a somber day for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Monday is the second anniversary of the shooting death of Harambe -- a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla.

The incident unfolded after a boy fell into the 400-pound animal's exhibit. Video of the scene shows the gorilla grabbing a hold of the child and dragging him around.

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That's when zoo officials made the decision to shoot Harambe for the protection of the boy.

The decision sparked an outcry from around the world.

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