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Old 05-30-2016, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
Sound off if you ever let your kid, grandkid, niece, nephew or stranger fall into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo.

C'mon now...don't be shy. Own up.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller???


Right! From what I understand the kid didn't merely fall in...he carefully negotiated several obstacles.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
Sound off if you ever let your kid, grandkid, niece, nephew or stranger fall into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo.

C'mon now...don't be shy. Own up.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller???
Sorry the point escaped you......critical thinking isn't for everyone.
On the other hand, you don't have to worry about a child igniting a lighter, but there's plenty of room for them to crawl into a gorilla or lion enclosure at a place that is designed to attract children.

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Right! From what I understand the kid didn't merely fall in...he carefully negotiated several obstacles.
Right......with a second bystander hot on his heels who wasn't able to get to him in time either. Amazing how quick those little rascals can move sometimes ain't it?
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If your toddler fell in, would you want the ape darted or shot dead?
Shot dead.
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I agree it was all human error and neglect that allowed a child to get in,
Yes.
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but the child's life and health are worth more than the apes life.
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Still very sad, I love gorillas.
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Originally Posted by Hollywood9s View Post
Sorry the point escaped you......critical thinking isn't for everyone.
On the other hand, you don't have to worry about a child igniting a lighter, but there's plenty of room for them to crawl into a gorilla or lion enclosure at a place that is designed to attract children.


Right......with a second bystander hot on his heels who wasn't able to get to him in time either. Amazing how quick those little rascals can move sometimes ain't it?
Oh c'mon hollywood. You made no point.
If you equate a toddler climbing into the gorilla pen with your list of child adventures, more power to you.

I think it's happened about a dozen times in the history of man.

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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
Sound off if you ever let your kid, grandkid, niece, nephew or stranger fall into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo.

C'mon now...don't be shy. Own up.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller???
Better question.
Has anyone ever turned around and have their heart stop for a brief second because their kid wasn't exactly where you thought he/she was?
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I like my question better.
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My wife made a great point when we seen this on the news.....they reported the status of the gorilla before they ever mentioned that the little boy was OK.....pathetic in my opinion.

Don't the zoo employees have some kind of interface with most of the animals in a zoo? You know, kinda like an unwritten agreement.....I will feed you, you won't kill me!

For the PETA a-holes, shut the hell up, if that was your child you would have wanted that gorilla shot. It is sad because the gorilla didn't do anything wrong, I don't think that he would have injured the kid. I don't know how much effort anyone did to try to distract the gorilla away from the boy but who knows for sure if the gorilla wouldn't have killed the little boy. I do know if that was my daughter I would have shot the gorilla myself.
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Rescue child, toss idiot parent in the cage, let gorilla live. As for wanting the gorilla dead, if it was my child he\she wouldnt be in the cage to begin with. Dart the gorilla, doesnt take that long. Hell add dosage to the dart.
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anyone read their names, dumb parents i mean
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Originally Posted by pokeytwins View Post
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The zoo officials said that in the gorillas frenzied state that it would have taken way to long for a tranquilizer to do anything. I would think they would try to dart the gorilla but have a sharp shooter stand by if the gorilla made any threatening movement towards the little boy.

As a side note.....can you imagine the shitstorm that would have been created if the gorilla was saved but it killed the child? I think the zoo officials thought the easiest/cheapest way out was to just shoot the gorilla and deal with the fall out -vs- what would happen if the gorilla hurt or killed the child.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
Better question.
Has anyone ever turned around and have their heart stop for a brief second because their kid wasn't exactly where you thought he/she was?
Thank you......so refreshing to see someone get it.

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Oh c'mon hollywood. You made no point.
If you equate a toddler climbing into the gorilla pen with your list of child adventures, more power to you.

I think it's happened about a dozen times in the history of man.

PS (If you want to have a thinking contest...let me know.)
See above.........anyone who says they've never had a moment like that either doesn't have kids, had them so long ago they forgot what they are like, or is an outright liar.
I have two young ones now and I can tell you I am overly protective of mine, but that moment described by Eastport happens to every parent.... unfortunately for this parent it took place at a zoo. Details seem to be scarce at this point, but I did read that the parent (as in singular) was trying to watch a bunch of kids at one time. If that is the case it could happen to anyone, regardless of how perfect some think they are. Not necessarily giving the parent a pass, but at this point I don't have enough factual info to call for her head.

I'll wait for a continuance of the stupid comments I know are yet to come before I post more.
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...Details seem to be scarce at this point, but I did read that the parent (as in singular) was trying to watch a bunch of kids at one time. If that is the case it could happen to anyone, regardless of how perfect some think they are. ...

I'll wait for a continuance of the stupid comments I know are yet to come before I post more.
No...if you can't connect these dots, further stupidity isn't necessary.

(I'll give you a clue...how many kids is too many kids? )
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Good shoot

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Better question.
Has anyone ever turned around and have their heart stop for a brief second because their kid wasn't exactly where you thought he/she was?
If that is the case, then the parent needed a leash on their child.

I am friends with a couple that actually leash their child in public places.

That little critter has never gotten away or gotten into any gorilla cage.
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
No...if you can't connect these dots, further stupidity isn't necessary.

(I'll give you a clue...how many kids is too many kids? )
That will vary from person to person. A single kid can get away from you quick enough.....happens to every parent I've known at some point. Usually doesn't make the news because they aren't at a zoo near a gorilla cage when it happens. Only surefire way to prevent it is to leash them like the guy above posted.
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Originally Posted by Hollywood9s View Post
That will vary from person to person. A single kid can get away from you quick enough.....happens to every parent I've known at some point. Usually doesn't make the news because they aren't at a zoo near a gorilla cage when it happens.


Sounds like you need one of these to me. No different than a dog. You either have control or you don't.

The parent sucks and a gorilla is dead. Period.
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Originally Posted by Hollywood9s View Post


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I'll wait for a continuance of the stupid comments I know are yet to come before I post more.
At least he didn't make you wait long.

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No...if you can't connect these dots, further stupidity isn't necessary.
And yet.....
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Sounds like you need one of these to me. No different than a dog. You either have control or you don't.
Why would I need one.....wasn't my kid that fell into a gorilla cage. Still wondering why there wasn't a barrier preventing the kid from gaining access to the cage in the first place?
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At least he didn't make you wait long.


And yet.....
It's about to get better........I'll let them take some more rope first.
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The kid is 3 years. I personally value children's lives before that of any animals or adult people for that matter.

Security apparently needs to be re-examined.

Although sad to see a rare animal killed, I'm also happy the zookeeper has a good shot.

If there are going to be zoos, then there might be things like this that happen to rare animals when disaster strikes.
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