Over a year after the shooting of Harambe, male gorilla joins Cincinnati Zoo

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Over a year after the shooting of Harambe, male gorilla joins Cincinnati Zoo

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June 2, 2016: Flowers lay around a bronze statue of a gorilla and her baby outside the Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World exhibit days after a 3-year-old boy fell into the moat and officials were forced to kill Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland silverback gorilla (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

A new silverback gorilla is now at the Gorilla World habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Mshindi, a 29-year-old western lowland gorilla, came from the Louisville Zoo. He is the first male gorilla to join the zoo since Harambe, who was killed two summers ago.

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“Mshindi has settled in nicely,” WCPO-TV reported Ron Evans, Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of primates as saying. “When working with highly intelligent animals like the great apes, it's imperative for keepers from both zoos involved in a transfer to collaborate and exchange detailed information to ensure a smooth transition."

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