Mother Michelle Gregg, 32, reportedly has four children to father Deonne Dickerson, 37.
Yesterday police confirmed they are investigating whether to charge them with neglect after their four-year-old boy fell into the cage of 17-year-old Harambe.
Zoo staff shot the endangered primate, sparking fury amongst animal lovers.But footage later appeared to show the 'gentle giant' trying to protect the boy.Michelle Gregg later defended her actions on Facebook in a post claiming "accidents can happen."
"As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their childand if anyone knows me I keep a tight watch on my kids. Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in theright place today."