Monday, May 30, 2016

Gorilla grabs child who's fallen into habitat at Cincinnati Zoo - Gorilla shot and killed

We're sure you've all heard about this story by now but we just don't get it. How does a child fall into such an enclosure?  Well according to news source, the boy crawled through a barrier and fell an estimated 10 to 12 feet into the moat - but surprisingly and fortunately, was not seriously injured by the fall. Too bad the gorilla had to die but they had no choice other than to shoot it...

The decision to shoot Harambe instead of tranquilizing was made in the interest of the boy's safety, Maynard said.
"In an agitated situation, it may take quite a while for the tranquilizer to take effect," he explained, "At the instant he would be hit, he would have a dramatic response. You don't hit him and he falls over." - Source

Thane Maynard speaks to the press after child falls into gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo

Info source: cincinnati

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