Animal rights advocates are upset over the shooting death of an endangered silverback gorilla by Cincinnati Zoo, after a 4-year old boy fell into his enclosure. The death has sparked debate over the practice of keeping animals in captivity. Zoo officials say they believed the boy’s life was at risk, and were forced to kill the 17-year old gorilla to protect the boy.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Vicki Croke, Here & Now's animal reporter.
This segment aired on May 31, 2016.