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Ohio prosecutor to announce decision on charges in Cincinnati Zoo gorilla incident

An Ohio prosecutor has scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon, and is expected to announce whether charges will be filed against the family of a boy who made his way into an exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo last month, leading to the shooting death of Harambe, a 17-year-old endangered gorilla.

Legal experts believe it is unlikely the parents of the 3-year-old boy will be prosecuted on child endangerment or similar charges, The Associated Press reports. The Cincinnati Zoo plans on reopening the Gorilla World exhibit on Tuesday, after installing a higher, reinforced barrier.