The Gorilla That Had To Die Because of Neglectful Parents

Cjnt14tWkAAvzqlthis story about this gorilla really broke my heart.
you know i’m an animal lover so i can’t.
so typical story.
parents not watching their cub at zoo.
somehow cub falls in the animal pit.
all hell breaks loose.
this is what happened after via fox news

A gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was shot and killed Saturday after it grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the animal’s enclosure, an official said.

Authorities said the boy, who fell 10 to 12 feet into the gorilla exhibit moat, is expected to recover after being picked up from the moat and dragged by the gorilla for about 10 minutes. The boy was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Zoo officials said he was alert when he was transported there.

Director Thane Maynard said the zoo’s dangerous animal response unit that practices for such incidents decided the boy was in “a life-threatening situation” and they needed to put down the 400-pound-plus 17-year-old male gorilla name Harambe.

“They made a tough choice and they made the right choice because they saved that little boy’s life,” Maynard said. “It could have been very bad.”

He said the gorilla didn’t appear to be attacking the child, but the animal was “extremely strong” in an agitated situation. Maynard added that tranquilizing the gorilla wouldn’t have knocked it out immediately, leaving the boy in worse danger.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, fire department officials said the boy was in between the gorilla’s legs when it was shot.

Maynard said it was the first time that the team had killed a zoo animal in such an emergency situation, and he called it “a very sad day” at the zoo. The lowland gorilla is an endangered species. He said that no one in the zoo’s 38 years has anyone gotten into the enclosure.

The incident was reported at around 4 p.m. The area around the gorilla exhibit was closed off Saturday afternoon as zoo visitors reported hearing screaming.

Harambe came to Cincinnati in 2015 from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

Hospital officials said they couldn’t release any information on the child. Authorities hadn’t released the child’s name.

Cincinnati Police Department spokesman Lt. Steve Saunders said no chargers were being pursued against the child’s parents.

this is the full video of the incident:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo-3RULsZ2E

that gorilla didn’t look like it was dragging that cub.
as said in this article:

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it seemed like he was trying to protect and pull him out the water.
i really don’t believe they couldn’t tranquilize harambe.
seems like a bullshit answer to me.
the parents are at fault.
#yeahisaidit

that gorilla lost it’s life because of them.
i see it all the time at the store and in the streets.
cubs running wild!
pulling shit off shelves and running the show.
the parents just watching.
like,
get your fuckin’ child.
cub gets hurt and they ready to pitch a fit.
and here i am in the background:

giphyand then this got me:

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tumblr_lxxubx9PM01qf2mkro1_250i’m done.
rip harambe.

lowkey: ( x the zoo ) is getting dragged on twitter as it should be.

article taken: fox news

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

21 thoughts on “The Gorilla That Had To Die Because of Neglectful Parents

  1. They had no other option really.

    If that boy had gotten hurt or worse it would’ve been a lawsuit and they would’ve been deemed the negligent ones instead of the parents.

    I doubt they actually wanted to kill him because at the end of the day they’re losing money from not having that attraction anymore.

    1. ^so they couldn’t tranq that animal?
      or even calm it down?
      the gorilla wasn’t even dragging that child judging from the video.
      sounds like the zoo keepers didn’t know want they were doing.

      1. What if the Gorilla had gotten angry and hurt the child after being tranquilized?
        The Gorilla was 400lbs and it would take some time for the tranquilizer to have any effect.
        What if the Gorilla had snatched the kid up and taken him to some high place and dropped him because of the effects of the tranquilizer?

        Lawsuit.

        The sadness about the life of a Gorilla will be over by the next week, but if that kid had any kind of injury people will be talking about this zoo forever.

        1. ^they need to sue those parents.
          they shouldn’t have happened in the first place.
          judging from the video,
          the gorilla looked like he was trying to protect that child.
          gorillas tend to be very peaceful animals and the zookeepers could have done more than go get a rifle and kill it.
          i feel like more could have been done,
          but I do feel they need to sue those parents.

      2. The tranq takes a few seconds on a calm 150 pound man. It could have taken a few minutes on an agitated 400lb gorilla. The dart could have agitated him more and he could have really hurt the kid. He was dead the minute he touched the child.

    1. I watched the video and to be quite frank, the news media make me sick. At the end they tried to paint the picture that everything is all good and everybody has a happy ending. With an intentional smile on her face. That beautiful animal was killed over something that could have been prevented, there is no happy ending out of this situation. My hear sunk watching that video seeing the Gorilla confused and frightened.
      I hate people who can’t raise their kids right. They are failures as human beings. Their whole existence is a complete failure and a waste of resources.

  2. Yeah she obviously wasn’t watching him if he crawled through the barrier and fell.

    Its unfortunate but trust organizations have risk management departments whose whole job is to figure out the best, safest, case scenario in these situations and its unfortunate this was safest option.

    A dead or hurt child at the hands of that Gorilla (intended or not) has the potential to shut the whole zoo down.

    I don’t find zoos particularly humane in the first place but that’s just me.

  3. You have to keep an eye on the little ones because they often wonder around and things do happen. You have to hold their hands the entire time there.

  4. Reading twitter.

    White people are hilarious.

    “zoos are inhumane” “they should be free”

    Who the hell do they think created zoos and have been destroying the habitats of these animals for centuries?

    I think its a safe bet to say natives (natives americans, Africans) were living in harmony with animals until they showed up and started colonizing.

    They’d be the first ones to sue when their kids are running wild and get hurt.

    Does anyone get how tough of a decision it was? These people care for this animals every single day and then they have to kill it because a parents isn’t watching their kid.

  5. Sedatives do not work immediately and it takes even longer when there’s agitation.

    I worked in a psych hospital and we gave people that were out of control shots in the ass multiple times a day.

    I’ve had to hold a 300lbs, psychotic man down for at least 30 minutes for a sedative to take effect and if they were really agitated it wouldn’t work at all.

    I can only imagine what a 400lbs Gorilla could do after feeling threatened from getting hit with a tranquilizer before it takes effect.

    Maybe that’s why my perspective is different.

  6. Yeah, there really wasn’t much they could do. I do feel like those “parents” should be held responsible for the death of that animal. The gorilla seemed gentle and might have been a little frightened/confused at all the commotion. Even though he seemed docile, they can’t risk anything happening to that child regardless of how terrible the parents are. One false move from that Gorilla and that child is done, even if he has no intention of harm.

    What an awful situation, for all parties involved. If that mother can’t handle her kids, maybe CPS should be called in. You can’t afford to make mistakes like that as a parent, that’s just unacceptable.

  7. I blame the zoo. They failed to protect this beautiful creature. All they cared about was keeping him in, not keeping people out.

  8. In my opinion, there wasn’t much they could do. Animals are unpredictable. It’s a shame that the gorilla had to die but if the gorilla killed the child people would be complaining about the zoo doing nothing to subdue the animal.

  9. I just watched a gorilla expert on CNN.He said had it been a female gorilla they may not have made that choice because they are maternal but this gorilla was a male who have never fathered a child,have never been around baby gorillas.Also he weighed over 400 lbs and was already agitated and anxious due to all the screaming.They just could take the chance.Just imagine IF he accidentally injured or killed the child.People would be screaming how could they let that animal kill that child.

    I’m pissed the mother released a statement and didn’t even acknowledge her negligence.If you have multiple kids than bring multiple adults to help you control them.

    1. Those parents need and deserved to be punished! 1) for child neglect and 2) for the death of Harambe.
      There needs to be repercussions!

  10. It’s understandable but at the end of the day that’s another life gone mercilessly.. It sucks either way.

  11. how you you like to be taken from your natural habitat and put in a cage where you are looked upon by countless numbers of so-called human beings who have destroyed your habitat and hunted and killed so many animals into near extinction. zoo’s are obsolete even the traveling circus has stopped using elephants make large preserves were the animals can run free and live free .

  12. As a parent of four, I know from experience that it can be very hard to raise several children all at once and keeping track of one while tending to others can also be difficult. Plus if you look up the exhibit, the habitat really isn’t safe considering the fence has a huge hole in the middle.

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