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BINTI JUA: THE GORILLA WHO SAVED 3-YEAR-OLD BOY.
On August 16, 1996 – A toddler falls over a railing, 24 feet down, into the gorilla enclosure of the Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago. There he lies, unconscious, among seven apes, some with poundage and power exceeding that of an adult man. As one of them approaches the boy, onlookers tense up.
But Binti Jua, an 8-year-old female gorilla, picks up the boy, and, carrying him along with her own infant, gently hands him over to zoo staff.
This stunning event in 1996 earned Binti Jua global headlines, an incident that no one who witnessed it—in person or online—can easily forget.