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The Cincinnati Zoo is set to reopen its gorilla exhibit with new physical barriers at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

This comes in response to the 3-year-old boy who gained access to the enclosure late last month, resulting in the killing of Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla.

The new barriers at Gorilla World are being raised 6 inches to 3.5 feet.

It has wood beams at the top and on the bottom with knotted rope netting, zoo officials say.

The previous, 3-foot barrier fence passed multiple safety inspections by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, according to zoo officials.

The child climbed the old fence, crawled through bushes and dropped into a moat May 28.

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source: Cleveland19.com

LOCAL NEWS: Cincinnati Zoo Reopens Gorilla Exhibit Tuesday  was originally published on praisecleveland.com