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Cincinnati Zoo Incident

posted Jun 4, 2016, 9:16 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 4, 2016, 9:38 AM by Unknown user ]
    On May 28 2016, at the Cincinnati zoo a 4 year old boy fell into a gorilla's habitat. This video shows what happened. The gorilla was a 17 year old silver-back. The video shows that the gorilla was violently dragging him across the sheet of water, but zoo experts say that he didn't know how to take care of humans, and might have been trying to save the child. The zoo had to come to a decision to kill the gorilla since he wasn't going to hand it over like one gorilla did in 1996 where an 8 year old fell into a habitat of gorillas and a mother gorilla protected the boy and handed it over. Also a trampolizer would have taken way too long and put the child in danger. People have had different opinions on the decision to kill the gorilla but Jack Hanna says that in the clip it shows people screaming which alarms the 17 year old gorilla. He also says in other words that the gorilla could've harmed the child really badly so the action taken was reasonable.