On the seventh anniversary of the tragic death of Harambe, the gorilla that captured the world’s attention, tributes continue to pour in for the beloved animal. Harambe was killed after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. The incident sparked widespread controversy and led to a global outpouring of grief for the gorilla.

The incident occurred when the young boy crawled past the railing and fell into Harambe’s habitat, spending over 10 minutes in the enclosure. The zoo’s authorities made the difficult decision to shoot the gorilla, fearing for the child’s safety. The incident triggered an enormous response on social media, with thousands of memes and parody videos immortalizing Harambe and turning him into a pop culture phenomenon.

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Even after seven years, people around the world continue to remember Harambe on the anniversary of his untimely death. Tributes have flooded social media platforms, with individuals sharing images and messages to honor the gorilla’s memory.

What happened after the incident?

Following the incident, the child’s mother, Michelle Gregg, faced accusations of neglect. However, no criminal charges were filed against her. The Cincinnati police concluded their investigation and determined that the child’s actions were responsible for the incident. The family was visited by child services workers, who found their home environment suitable and safe for the child.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, the attention shifted towards Harambe’s legacy and the need for improved safety measures in zoo enclosures.

Since Harambe’s death, the Gorilla World enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo has undergone renovations and implemented new safety precautions. The enclosure now features a higher barrier, reinforced with wood beams and rope netting, to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

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Where is Isaiah Dickerson now?

As for Isaiah Dickerson, the child who fell into Harambe’s enclosure, his parents have chosen to keep him out of the limelight after that ill-fated day that became infamous. The family has maintained their privacy, seeking to move forward and return to a normal family life.

While the whereabouts of Isaiah Dickerson remain undisclosed, the impact of Harambe’s death continues to resonate with people worldwide.