– The incident took place at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois 20 years ago
– Gorilla named Binti-Jua rescued 3-year-old boy who fell into her pit
– After saving the kid she became very popular among children who wished to see a gentle giant
After recent incident with gorilla assaulting little boy, about which we wrote last week, world remembers another case with giant ape and child. Except in this case gorilla successfully saved the kid and has been praised for kindness.
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The event took place in at the Brookfield Zoo in 1996 when 3-year-old boy fell in gorilla enclosure. A female ape named Binti-Jua cradled the boy and immediately took him to zookeepers.
“I think it’s pretty cool that the kid got saved and that the gorilla brought him back to the door,” one boy said. And after this incident Binti-Jua got her some fans who was lining up to see giant but kind gorilla.
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You can watch the whole video below.
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