Saturday, May 28, 2016

UPDATED FOOTAGE: Gorilla killed after boy falls into zoo enclosure...


Saturday, May 28, 2016.  A 4-year-old boy was hospitalized with serious injuries and a gorilla was shot dead after officials said the boy climbed through a railing and fell into a moat at the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla enclosure. A 17-year-old, 400-pound male lowland gorilla, Harambe, was shot and killed by the zoo's dangerous animal response team about 10 minutes after the boy made it into the enclosure.

Directly Below: Updated footage. Gorilla briefly drags child.



Here's a photo of Harambe:






10 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwwww that's very sad :( xx

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    1. It's too bad there is no immediate knockout tranquilizer. Gorillas don't seem to react like lions or polar bears and immediately devour errant visitors but no one wants to take any chance.

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    2. OGTG, what is your opinion on how the zoo handled the gorilla incident on Saturday? Kid falls into enclosure, gorilla drags kid a little, is shot by zookeepers. Your thoughts?

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  2. 9:43 Whats up?

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    1. Not OGTG but I think that the parents should be shot for not watching their kid. But then I don't have any kids so . . .

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    2. I have mixed feelings because a lot of zoo enclosures containing dangerous animals that can easily be entered by humans. How often do sane humans get in? One out of several hundred million? Crazy people can always get in some dangerous exhibit but the only "sane" people that get in are children...and how often is that? I've only seen footage of it happening at gorilla exhibits. Maybe this kid was extraordinary at evading his parents.

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    3. I would say the enclosure isn't secure enough.I'm sure the parents would have had no idea their kid would ever get in so i blame the zoo.We can keep adults in prison but we can't keep kids from getting in an enclosure at a zoo? xx

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    4. There are a lot more prison escapes than children getting into zoo enclosures.

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  3. There were a lot of black racists on Facebook mocking the little child because they thought he was white.

    Turns out the child was black.

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  4. Mother of 7 and mother of 5 fosters, I am just at a loss as to how they allowed him to wander thru the bushes, up the small wall to this sad climax. Am not saying I eas supermom or something, but thousands of moms worldwide with 2 or more babies thru zoos and their children don't fall into the cages.....

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