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Some people shouldn't be parents.
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Some people shouldn't be parents.
Even the parents that are people?

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Had to be done.
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incompetent parents causing the death of an endangered species.
inb4 the "they had too many kids to look after" excuse. the crowd of yelling idi..i mean, tourists, probably didn't help the situation either.
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You know I do a lot of reading in evolutionary science. Infanticide is common to gorillas like many primates. A gorilla male will often kill babies in order to stop the lactation of the mother and bring her back into estrus--she would then look for new protection and who better than her baby's killer? Killing babies was genetically rewarding for gorilla males and so the modern gorilla is descended from such.

I've read plenty of comments elsewhere assuming the gorilla would not have done harm upon the child. It's heinously idiotic. Some of the media is playing upon the ignorant masses to rile their anger by saying the gorilla was innocently protecting the child. I can't believe how stupid some people can be to eat that garbage.

The enclosure should have been better. A 4 year old got into it in such short time that not even the observers could stop him. The mother should have been watching her child more cautiously, fine.

Shit happens. It was tragic, but some of the comments are revolting. The mother nearly lost her child, but that's clearly not enough for some people who want to crucify her.

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thats sux ...didn't they have like a stun gun or something wtf

A tranquilizer shot was deemed "too dicey." -.- the gorilla is huge and there are many people with a good shot
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I've read plenty of comments elsewhere assuming the gorilla would not have done harm upon the child.
A 4 year old got into it in such short time that not even the observers could stop him.
Shit happens. It was tragic, but some of the comments are revolting. The mother nearly lost her child, but that's clearly not enough for some people who want to crucify her.
Yeah wish there was a video or was there? could mostly show more then words.

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thats sux ...didn't they have like a stun gun or tranquilizer wtf
Only if you had with that candy of yours
but Yeah maybe not enough time or they where so focused on what happend or didn't want to turn away?
Or by some reason they didn't have it or a fire hose (that sometimes get used like on lions etc or air weapons? forgot what that was)

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alexwithcandy wrote:

thats sux ...didn't they have like a stun gun or something wtf

A tranquilizer shot was deemed "too dicey." -.- the gorilla is huge and there are many people with a good shot


A tranquilizer shot takes awhile to work. It enrage the gorilla and you'd have a dead child.



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He's a four year old and maybe the parents got caught up in something in the mass confusion and crowd. They should have never let go of their child's hand but I wasn't there to say they were neglecting him either. It's easy to make mistakes. It's unfortunate this one ended with the death of an intelligent animal. I'm also bit appalled the zoo had no available tranquillisers.


The mother was attending other children who were throwing a fuss. before the 4 yr old even crawled into there & fell several ft, he said that he was going to go in there. obviously mom either didnt hear or ignored her child from frustration the other kids. regardless on a crowded day that child should have never left her sight.


When I was that child's age I did something that could be dangerous too. Mother was seeing to my younger bro and sis and I was impatient. I ended up in a pond in a boat by all by myself. I could have fallen out and drowned but I didn't. I scared my mother.

Parenting isn't easy and yes they do have responsibility. If you have more than two young children with you one can end up straying. That fence also does need to be child proof too. It shouldn't have enough space for a child to slip through. Now the worse I've heard of happening in a zoo was where a father lifted his child over the barrier to put the young boy closer to the tiger enclosure so the boy could feed the tiger. That child ended up losing an arm. Now that father should be prosecuted and I think he was.

They zoo did have tranquillizers but they'd take too long for the animal to go down and in that time the animal could be enraged. In that state it could have caused fatal harm to the child.
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PrinceJudar wrote:
A tranquilizer shot takes awhile to work. It enrage the gorilla and you'd have a dead child.
lol yes.. found the video, he seems allready in some anger/annoyed and like that (it would make it 2x or more angry depends on how/when its done) and so close would really take it out over the child it just dragged around.

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Yeah wish there was a video or was there? could mostly show more then words.

There was. It did show the child being dragged.

Regardless, video means nothing. It's an animal. We know it's dangerous. That's like your fools that watch videos of lions 'protecting' a baby calf. Humans are fucking stupid whenever they find it convenient for their views.

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Sad, you would think by now they would have perfected something like that by now considering how helpful it would have been in this situation.
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Sad, you would think by now they would have perfected something like that by now considering how helpful it would have been in this situation.


There's nothing immediate enough. It's a huge animal. It only take seconds for that child to get ripped apart. Animals like that are terrifying for good reason.


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PrinceJudar wrote:
Regardless, video means nothing. It's an animal. We know it's dangerous. That's like your fools that watch videos of lions 'protecting' a baby calf. Humans are fucking stupid whenever they find it convenient for their views.
well...after seeing the video it does show something atleast not when they shoot or not? maybe I can find that as well?..
Its not pointless... it can show many things its not a dead game...even though things can still go horribly wrong.
If you have and done some things you can tame nearly anything to atleast a better state.
Either being spoiled or anything like that, but again I do know it can be as deadly or trigger a animal in certain ways (either by noise, smell, or what they might do in movements and such)

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It is sad. We weren't there so I don't think we should be condemning the parents and the zoo did what they thought was best according to their policies.


Yeah I don't think us calling out the parents makes this situation any better. Most of ya'll don't even have kids so idk why you think you know better I am not a parent but I am a preschool teacher and a babysitter and no matter how closely you watch the kids and try your best to make sure they mind, they still do crazy stupid stuff right under your watch.

Blaming the parents won't help this situation any. Saying the zoo should sue the parents is just stupid. Things like this happen. In this case it caused the death of an endangered animal. Sad, yes, but it is what it is, and putting blame on something over what was a pure accident helps no one. The article listed why a tranquilizer wouldn't work.

And just FYI : A four year does know better than to climb through bars at a zoo. At the time time he probably had no idea of the consequences of his actions. Likely he was just seeing what he could get away with doing. He was also probably curious about the animals and wanted a closer look. I bet you he was looking over his shoulder 4589 times to make sure parents weren't looking. Kids do that.

It's an accident. People as usual just looking for someone to blame.
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