The gorilla was clearly agitated. Do you think the zoo made the right call in shooting an endangered animal in order to protect the child? Can we really expect a zoo to plan for every whim of particularly-determined child? Over the Memorial Day weekend, a four year-old boy climbed over a barrier and fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. The gorilla was clearly disoriented. The petition reads in part:. The parents of the boy probably should have kept a closer eye on him, but perhaps if the exhibit was designed better he would never have had the opportunity to fall in.
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The parents of the boy probably should have kept a closer eye on him, but perhaps if the exhibit was designed better he would never have had the opportunity to fall in.
But the same video shows the pound silver back grabbing the child by the leg and dragging him rather violently through a water-filled moat. Frans de Waal Credit: It looked as though the gorilla was putting harmabe arm round the child — like the female who rescued and returned the child from the Chicago exhibit. Animal ethologist Marc Bekoff questioned whether gorillas like Harambe should be in zoos in the first place:.
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This should have prompted the parents to immediately remove the child from the harsmbe. As the dust settles, several world-renowned animal experts have weighed in. Do you think they should have tried something else first? Witnesses claim that they heard the child state that he wished to go into the enclosure and was actively trying to breach the barriers.
Harmbe the Memorial Day weekend, a four year-old boy climbed over a barrier and fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.
As the father of a rambunctious four-year old son, I can attest that sometimes kids are just going to do things that defy common sense. Were other options tried? Eyewitness video initially shows Harambe standing over the boy and holding his hand. We the undersigned believe that the child would not have been able to enter the enclosure under proper parental supervision.
It seemed like no one was prepared to go into the 1920z1080. Let us know in the comments. Do you think the zoo made the right call in shooting an endangered animal in order to protect the child? The gorilla was clearly agitated. The petition reads in part:.
Can we really expect a zoo to plan for every whim of particularly-determined child?
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Under such circumstances, calm might have returned and, who knows, the child might have been left unharmed. In a open letter to zoo director Maynard, primatologist Jane Goodall writes:.
Goodall refers to a similar incident in when a female gorilla protected a toddler who had fallen into an exhibit and hand-delivered 1902×1080 to paramedics. You could have offered the 1920xx1080 more fruit than he could ever normally imagine in one sitting and then the boy would have become less interesting to him. Despite this rough treatment, the boy seems to have walked away from the incident with few injuries.
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What do you think? Eric is a writer and producer specializing in science and natural history. The gorilla was clearly disoriented. To date, nearly half a million people have signed an online petition calling for the Cincinnati Zoo, Hamilton County Child Protection Services, and Cincinnati Police Department to hold the parents responsible.