LISTEN: Mother’s 911 Call Released in Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Incident

The 911 call made by mother Michelle Gregg reporting her 3-year-old son, Isaiah, had fallen into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo has been released. You can listen to the recording of her frantic plea for help above.

Zoo staff say they were forced to shoot Harambe the gorilla because the boy’s life was in danger. The 17-year-old gorilla was killed and firefighters pulled the boy to safety. He was hospitalized with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries and is recovering at home.

In the 35-second 911 recording, Gregg can be heard telling a dispatcher, “my son fell into the zoo exhibit at the gorillas. The Cincinnati Zoo, my son fell in with the gorilla. There is a male gorilla standing over him, I need someone to contact the zoo please.”

The dispatcher tells Gregg that someone has already called and help is on the way. Gregg can then be heard yelling to her son, “be calm, be calm.” Gregg then tells the dispatcher, “he’s dragging my son, I can’t watch this.”

Audio from dispatchers telling emergency responders about what was happening at the scene was previously released. You can listen to that below:

Read more about Gregg and the incident at the link below: