Gorilla Rescues Little Boy Who Fell Into The Ape Pit

<p><span>BROOKFIELD, Ill - Saturday's incident involving a little boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden reminds us of the amazing rescue of a little boy who fell into the ape enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo. A female gorilla named Binti Jua made headlines around the world when she cradled the 3-year-old boy who fell nearly 20 feet into her enclosure.</span></p> <p><span>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 at the Brookfield Zoo.</span></p>