He was alert when taken to a hospital, although his condition was later listed as critical. The story and images were carried around the world, making Binti Jua an international sensation, and a hometown hero to many. BROOKFIELD, Ill. — A little boy tumbled into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Saturday in an incident reminiscent of a 1996 fall at another zoo — except for the outcome. The boy was taken to Loyola University Medical Center and made a full recovery. The hospital did not disclose the boy's identity and said his parents were not available to comment. This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996.

Seven gorillas were on display in the exhibit. BROOKFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — A boy, now 18 years old, owes his life to the maternal instincts of a gorilla at Brookfield Zoo.

''They controlled the animals beautifully and had an emergency medical crew working on the little boy as soon as they possibly could,'' Ms. Pruett-Jones said. Often referred to as the "Queen of Tejano Music," Selena rose to fame with Spanish language music in the early-mid 90s before breaking into American English music with her crossover album, "Dreaming of You" in 1995. Why is the moldy smell from front-loader washers still a thing? Ms. Katzen, one of the spokeswomen at the zoo, said she believed that the boy had run ahead of his mother during their visit there but that she did not know how he had been able to get over a railing, three or four feet high, that separates the exhibit from visitors. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. His condition was listed there as critical, although Michael Maggio, a spokesman for the hospital, said he did not know the precise nature of the boy's injuries. by: ... a 3-year-old boy fell nearly 20 feet into the gorilla enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. While research 11 years ago indicated water was relatively widespread in small amounts on the moon, a team of scientists is now reporting the first unambiguous detection of water molecules on the lunar surface. WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth but scientists said on Monday lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. What she does next is amazing. The Ohio family that sparked a global outcry after a 3-year-old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure resulting in a 400 lbs.

In order to save the boy, zoo officials say they were forced to shoot and kill Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla. Dramatic video: Mother gorilla rescues 3-year-old boy who fell into pit in 1996 News. Part of the video, she takes the child and sort of turns a shoulder to the other gorillas,” zoo worker Jay Peterson said. A female gorilla named Binti Jua made international headlines 20 years ago when she cradled a 3-year-old boy who had plummeted nearly 20 feet into her enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. At one point, it looked as though the gorilla helped the youngster stand up.

“We had indications that H2O – the familiar water we know – might be present on the sunlit side of the Moon,” said Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. One onlooker recorded video of the rescue and that video was seen around the world, turning Binti Jua into a beloved hero. You know what to do. A female gorilla named Binti Jua, with her own baby on her back, picked up the child and carried him to safety. Map breaks down Trump-Biden split by ZIP code, It’s back! Debate quiz: Who said it? A 4-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Saturday after falling into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in a horrifying incident that ended with the 400-pound primate being shot dead.

But it had a very different outcome from … The video was shown around the world and Binti Jua was acclaimed as a hero. That gorilla over there saved a little boy your age,” zoo visitor Susan Ryan told her son on Tuesday. After being rushed to the hospital, the child made a full recovery. Tate Reeves holds briefing on COVID-19 in Mississippi, Map shows early frigid blast sweeping half the country, Memphis civil rights activist encouraged by early voting numbers, ‘The books that see her through’: Oprah Winfrey suggests seven personal favorites, How did your neighbors donate? First snow of the season forecast for parts of SE Wisconsin, Wisconsin issues statement amid reports QB Graham Mertz tests positive, Effort to recall Gov.

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“Now we know it is there. One onlooker recorded video of the rescue and that video was seen around the world, turning Binti Jua into a beloved hero. They also said it was fortunate that the child was unconscious because had he been moving or crying he might have been perceived as a threat. A zoo visitor captured an image of the 3-year-old’s lifeless body lying on the exhibit floor, but it’s what happened next that captured hearts. One of them, Binti, a 7-year-old female with a baby gorilla on her back, picked up the child, cradled him in her arms and placed him near a door where zookeepers could retrieve him, said Sondra Katzen, a spokeswoman for the zoo, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Binti Jua carried her own baby, 17-month-old Koola, on her back during the entire ordeal while showing her maternal instincts. An investigation into the actions of the boy's family is underway, police confirmed. Eddie Johnson Turns Himself In After Police Responded To Domestic Incident At His Home, Sources Say, Protesters Say Firing Of Waukegan Police Officer Who Shot And Killed 19-Year-Old Marcellis Stinnette Is Not Enough, Cook County Gets Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions This Week; State Reports 4,729 New Cases, 2,638 In Hospital, Chicago Weekend Violence: At Least 6 Killed, 18 Wounded So Far In Weekend Shootings, 'I'm Definitely Going To Be Staying Open': Some Suburban Restaurants Defying Governor's COVID-19 Restrictions, 'The Batman' Films In Chicago Loop For Second Weekend In A Row, Former Chicago Police Supt.

In an incredible show of maternal care, WGN video shows a mother gorilla named Binti Jua pick up the unconscious boy, while carrying her own infant on her back, and guard him from other gorillas. Workers who were there said it’s an image they will never forget.

The boy sat still in the water, looking up at the gorilla as the animal touched the child's hand and back.

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, it’s a story many will never forget. Asper said she believes the gorilla knew what to do “because she’s a mother – maternal instinct. Check it out for yourself….

A 3-year-old boy fell into an exhibit occupied by gorillas at the Brookfield Zoo this afternoon, and was rescued by a female gorilla that cradled the child and brought him to zookeepers. On August 19, 1996, the boy, whose name was never released publicly, slipped away from his mother and climbed through a barrier at the Western Lowland Gorilla Pit. It happened on Aug. 16, 1996, in the days before everyone had a cell phone that could capture video. An investigation into the actions of the boy's family is underway, police confirmed.

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner says the president wants to help Black people succeed but that they have to want to be successful for the policies to work. Yet someone did record the moments after the child got away from his mother and fell into the ape pit at Brookfield Zoo. The boy suffered only minor scrapes on his head and knee. NASA announced on Monday the discovery of water found on the sunlit surface of the moon.

“She was gently kind of rocking the kid in her right arm.”. Unemployment Resources for Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Delta Technical College Student of the Month, USDA Now Hiring- HVI Operators (Production Workers), Memphis area contractor for Amazon still needs drivers, made international headlines 20 years ago, Infant allegedly thrown to her death in Las Vegas by father identified, Netflix releases trailer for Selena Quintanilla series chronicling rise of Tejano superstar, Biden endorses U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw, It’s a boy – a big boy. LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports But on Aug. 16, 1996, one little boy was too eager. endangered primate being shot … Gorilla at an Illinois Zoo Rescues a 3-Year-Old Boy. This discovery challenges our understanding of the lunar surface and raises intriguing questions about resources relevant for deep space exploration.”. The child lay lifeless for a few minutes until Binti Jua, then 8 years old, gently picked up the unconscious boy and cradled him in her arms, then handed him over to zoo keepers. He spent four days in the hospital and recovered fully.In the incident at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday, a boy fell some 15 feet into the Western Lowland enclosure, where he caught the attention of a 400-pound, 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe. Out of concern for the child's safety, however, zoo officials made the difficult decision to fatally shoot Harambe to save the boy.