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I'm kinda bummed, this is the same zoo I visited a few months ago and kept thinking about coming back and to see the gorillas again.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/29/479919582/gorilla-killed-to-save-boy-at-cincinnati-zoo


After a 4-year-old boy slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child.


I have a soft spot for gorillas. They are just amazing to watch and I would be in awe to be able to watch them in the wild(from a safe distance of course). Gorillas have feelings that are close to human like, I can't imagine how terrified and sad the other gorillas were to see one of their own shot to death.

The parents should be arrested and then fined, and forced to pay off the damage they did to the zoo, and to the animals.
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The parents where not watching the child why do they have kid in first place? I see stuff like this all time
parents leave children in boiling cars, child pitching- fit in stores parents no where in site? figures?
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ranran-001 wrote:

I'm kinda bummed, this is the same zoo I visited a few months ago and kept thinking about coming back and to see the gorillas again.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/29/479919582/gorilla-killed-to-save-boy-at-cincinnati-zoo


After a 4-year-old boy slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child.


I have a soft spot for gorillas. They are just amazing to watch and I would be in awe to be able to watch them in the wild(from a safe distance of course). Gorillas have feelings that are close to human like, I can't imagine how terrified and sad the other gorillas were to see one of their own shot to death.

The parents should be arrested and then fined, and forced to pay off the damage they did to the zoo, and to the animals.


I agree with you. The zoo keepers could have tranquilized the gorilla instead of killing him. Its the fault of the parents not keeping an eye on their children. It reminds me when they killed a baby bison because TOURISTS decided to put the calf in their car thinking that the calf was "freezing and dying".

Park Rangers Forced To Kill Baby Buffalo Placed In Car by Tourists - http://all-that-is-interesting.com/park-rangers-kill-baby-buffalo

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The mom needs to lose her kid. She clearly doesnt give a fuck.
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It truly is a shame! I believe that it is the parents fault, and that they should be fined for it. However, I don't see this happening any time soon. What I do see is the negligent parents preparing their lawsuit.
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ranran-001 wrote:

I'm kinda bummed, this is the same zoo I visited a few months ago and kept thinking about coming back and to see the gorillas again.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/29/479919582/gorilla-killed-to-save-boy-at-cincinnati-zoo


After a 4-year-old boy slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child.


I have a soft spot for gorillas. They are just amazing to watch and I would be in awe to be able to watch them in the wild(from a safe distance of course). Gorillas have feelings that are close to human like, I can't imagine how terrified and sad the other gorillas were to see one of their own shot to death.

The parents should be arrested and then fined, and forced to pay off the damage they did to the zoo, and to the animals.


I agree with you. The zoo keepers could have tranquilized the gorilla instead of killing him. Its the fault of the parents not keeping an eye on their children. It reminds me when they killed a baby bison because TOURISTS decided to put the calf in their car thinking that the calf was "freezing and dying".

Park Rangers Forced To Kill Baby Buffalo Placed In Car by Tourists - http://all-that-is-interesting.com/park-rangers-kill-baby-buffalo




The local news reports said it happened fast within 10 minutes, and that the zoo's animal security people were the ones to shoot it. They did consider a tranqulizer dart, but it takes a few minutes to work, and they worried that the gorilla would panic and harm the kid if it felt the dart. There are some youtube videos, the gorilla dragged the kid around like it would another gorilla, but after the child screamed he stopped, and even helped him up. The gorilla was shot down while keeping the child close to him.
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omg this totally reminds me of a story where a women approached a polar bear out of curiosity and some guy had to throw his poor dog to distract it and save the women.

Fucking gosh, people.
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This is tragic. However. To all of you who say that the parents should be severely punished, we can't know their situation or what happened that they weren't paying attention. Everyone makes mistakes and I think that seeing your own child in such danger is punishment enough and I hope they'll be more attentive in the future.
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should have shot the parents.
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should have shot the parents.
a frighten child with dead parents, now that's responsible
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ranran-001 wrote:

I'm kinda bummed, this is the same zoo I visited a few months ago and kept thinking about coming back and to see the gorillas again.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/29/479919582/gorilla-killed-to-save-boy-at-cincinnati-zoo


After a 4-year-old boy slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child.


I have a soft spot for gorillas. They are just amazing to watch and I would be in awe to be able to watch them in the wild(from a safe distance of course). Gorillas have feelings that are close to human like, I can't imagine how terrified and sad the other gorillas were to see one of their own shot to death.

The parents should be arrested and then fined, and forced to pay off the damage they did to the zoo, and to the animals.


Zoos have a strict prototypical when dealing with escaped animals or situations like this. if they can't contain the animal they must shoot to kill. it is not something that they like doing but it is something that sometimes has to be done. They have to protect the people before the animals.
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i say bill them for the death of the Gorilla, for his care and life. accountability must be made.
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i say bill them for the death of the Gorilla, for his care and life. accountability must be made.
well I would say they should pay a part of those damages. But paying for the life of an endangered animal seems unrealistic and unbelievably expensive.
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I'd rather be dead than being held captive like that.
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