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CINCINNATI ZOO DEFENDS KILLING GORILLA TO SAVE CHILD
Monday, May 30, 2016

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This is a terribly sad story and should be a lesson to all.

Harambe, a Silverback Gorilla, was killed at the¬†Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday to save a 4-year-old¬†who slipped into his enclosure. The 400 pound primate was 17-years-old.¬†This was a life threatening situation.¬†The boy’s¬†mother is very vocal in the video, but no word on where she was when her son was getting into Harambe’s cage. Unfortunately, a¬†tranquilizer dart takes too long and would have infuriated the massive creature, so he was killed with a rifle.

 


 

It was the boy or the gorilla.¬†This was in no way¬†the gorilla’s fault, but it was the proper decision, considering the terrible circumstances. Though he never harms the boy, he¬†dragged him¬†pretty viciously. How else would the child have been safely separated from the gorilla, who is fifteen times stronger than man?¬†Can you imagine if something had happened to the boy and the zoo had¬†not protected him?

The director of the Cincinnati Zoo addresses the killing below.

 

 

Maybe, just maybe, there shouldn’t be zoos in the first place!

 

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