Harambe was fatally shot after a four-year-old boy crawled past the railing and fell 15ft into the gorilla exhibit moat at the Cincinnati zoo.
But witnesses said the gorilla was 'acting protectively' and zoo director confirmed the boy was not under attack
Video shows boy reaching for Harambe's arm, and they briefly held hands
Many have blamed the boy's parents for 17-year-old Harambe's death
They released a statement on Sunday saying their boy is doing 'just fine'
Zoo director said Harambe was 'disoriented' (but not aggressive in any way) and tranquilizer would have taken too long with the possibility of agitating the animal even more
Harambe died due to human actions and miscalculations.
The zoo enclosure was obviously inadequate, and a tragedy waiting to happen.
Cincinnati Zoo is being investigated by police and faces calls for full-scale federal probe into 'safety lapses' - including letting polar bears escape from their enclosure
Mom and dad: Deonne Dickerson and Michelle Gregg are the parents of the four-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure of Harambe on Saturday at Cincinnati Zoo
These are the parents of the four-year-old boy whose fall into the gorilla exhibit moat in Cincinnati Zoo resulted in the death of 17-year-old silverback gorilla, Harambe.
Seen here for the first time Michelle Gregg, 32, has four children by Deonne Dickerson, 36, a man who, Daily Mail Online can disclose, has a lengthy criminal history.
Criminal filings against Dickerson stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap. In 2006 he was sentenced to one year behind bars for a drug trafficking conviction.