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LIVE: Cincinnati Zoo reopens gorilla exhibit

LIVE: Cincinnati Zoo reopens gorilla exhibit
LIVE: Cincinnati Zoo reopens gorilla exhibit
LIVE: Cincinnati Zoo reopens gorilla exhibit
Posted at 10:00 AM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 10:29:52-04

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Zoo says it has installed higher barriers at Gorilla World, which is open again for the first time Tuesday after 17-year-old silverback gorilla Harambe was shot to protect a 3-year-old boy who got into the enclosure May 28. 

The new barrier is 42 inches high with wood beams across the top and bottom and knotted rope netting, the zoo announced June 2. 

Watch a news conference from the zoo at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the player below.

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