CINCINNATI (CBSMiami/AP) — The family of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo says he is “still doing well.”READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed ID'd By Police
The family released a statement Wednesday morning through a representative saying he just had a checkup by his doctor. They say they continue to “praise God,” and are thankful to the zoo for “their actions taken to protect our child.”
Zoo staffers shot and killed the endangered 17-year-old western lowland gorilla named Harambe on Saturday after concluding the boy’s life was in danger.
The family expresses thanks to those expressing concern and support. It says some people have offered money and they recommend a donation to the Cincinnati Zoo in Harambe’s name.READ MORE: Shot Doral Police Officer In Serious But Stable Condition, Second Officer Recovering
Spokeswoman Gail Myers says they have no comment on a Cincinnati police investigation into their actions.
The Cincinnati Zoo says it’s looking at whether it needs to reinforce the barriers around its gorilla exhibit.
The gorilla enclosure has been closed since Saturday’s incident.MORE NEWS: South Florida PBA Union President Steadman Stahl On Stress Of Being A Police Officer
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