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New Video Shows Zoo That Killed Gorilla Got It WRONG!

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New video footage of a gorilla, killed by zoo guards, seemingly protecting a four-year-old has surfaced, and while I can understand the emotion of thinking the worse, I will never agree with the outcome.

I didn’t need the extra footage because after watching the original footage, I told my wife I thought I saw the gorilla acting like he was protecting the little kid. I am not saying this was the beginning of Tarzan’s adventure but believe it or not, it’s been proven some animals know the difference between being gentle with infants and angry at adults.

If the gorilla were that dangerous, things would have gotten out of hand a lot earlier, but as I said before, I didn’t need the video (below) to realize the gorilla wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. The yelling and uncertainty┬ákilled that gorilla, not safety.

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From Daily Mail:

New video footage of Harambe the gorilla suggests he was trying to protect a four-year-old boy who fell into the zoo enclosure just minutes before the 400-pound animal was fatally shot.
The clip shows Harambe standing guard over

New video footage of Harambe the gorilla suggests he was trying to protect a four-year-old boy who fell into the zoo enclosure just minutes before the 400-pound animal was fatally shot.

The clip shows Harambe standing guard over the boy in the corner of the moat, and the two even share a brief moment holding hands.

Witnesses said the gorilla was acting protectively in the tense situation, which may have been aggravated by panicked onlookers who screamed as they watched from above.

Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard confirmed the boy was not under attack, but called it a ‘life threatening situation’ where the gorilla was ‘agitated’, ‘disoriented’, and ‘behaving erratically’.

During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Maynard supported the animal response team’s decision to kill Harambe, and said: ‘Looking back we would make the same decision.’

He also insisted the zoo’s barriers were secure, saying: ‘We all need to work to make sure our families are safe.┬áDo you know any four-year-olds? They can climb over anything.’

The incident, which was captured on a cell phone camera, has sparked an outcry of emotion, with thousands of mourners branding it a ‘senseless death’.

Watch the footage here:

I know emotions were at an all-time high here but I am sure they could have tranquilized the beast, and things would have turned out ok, but no, they had to go to the extreme and for that I am not happy.

The Zoo manager defended his decision to put the gorilla down in this video clip below

Sir that was a coconut because it was hungry. Gorillas know the difference between a coconut and a human child. Have you ever seen a gorilla kill a child? I am positive this manager has never seen it. As you can tell I think the zoo overreacted and it’s a shame, the world witnessed one of the most menacing animals in the jungle take care of a human infant and man once again showed it was the ugliest beast on the planet.

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6 Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    Are those people in the video, holding those signs for the dead gorilla pro-choice too? I wonder. It seems animal nuts don’t mind killing human babies.

  2. Sandra says:

    what i want to know is what the mother was doing when this child had enough time to climb over two fences and fall into a goralla pen before she notice he was gone. the gorilla died be cause of her not paying atention to what this little guy was doing. just before he did this he said to his mom he want to go in the pen with the gorilla ,now if your child said this to you what would you do to keep him from doing it

  3. Paul says:

    Yeah – the article was so superficial in its perspective. like so many news articles, purposely so it seems – more interested in animals that humans. Not even thinking of how the child is going to be retrieved safely from the gorilla.

  4. Wayne – get a grip. You did not watch enough video of the incident. The gorilla may not have had bad intentions but he was swinging that child by one foot like a rag doll. He could have crushed that kids head against the wall and not even meant to do it.

  5. Malissa says:

    I agree 100%. I never saw the caged in animal as a harm to the child. What a waste we lock these wild animals up, and because of human error, it has to be killed. Such a beauty this animal was. I pray the parents get the strongest punishment available by law…….

    1. Melissa – didn’t you see the gorilla swinging the child by the leg like a rag doll? What if his head had hit the wall?

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