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Old 05-29-2016, 11:24 AM
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wow! http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news...-pen/85095094/ if that were my kid I would have jumped in after him.
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Old 05-29-2016, 11:39 AM
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Classic story. Mother has her 2 kids to watch plus 4 others, one of them gets away from her.

The zoo says this has never happened in the 38 years since the gorillas have been in that compound, not that it matters right now.

15 years ago, some 3 YO managed to get into the gorilla compound at the Chicago Brookfield Zoo. Seems like the general design of the public barriers in these zoo displays needs some re-thinking.
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Why not dart him?

Sad, he had to go because of human stupidity.

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The design is bad, the parenting is bad, the gorilla is dead.
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Why not dart him?

Sad, he had to go because of human stupidity.

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Apparently they had the opportunity to do so but they felt there was too much risk waiting for it to take affect.

We as humans suck all round in this story.
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Too many humans on the planet, not enough gorillas. Bad choice.
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Last October, a 3 YO fell into the jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock, Arkansas Zoo.
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/...ibit-at-lr-zoo

Some guy in Chile tried to commit suicide by jumping naked into the lion enclosure there.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/22/americ...-suicide-trnd/

April 2015, a 2 YO fell into the cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland, OH Zoo. Mother was dangling child over fence, lost her grip.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ibit/25666839/

2012- 2 YO, Pittsburgh Zoo, African dog exhibit. Child killed. Mother stood child on rail, he fell into exhibit. Tragic.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...n-painted-dogs

In 1986, a 5 YO fell into the Gorilla exhibit at the Jersey Zoo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jambo

Maybe the message is that while the zoo exhibits have been designed to keep the animals from escaping, somebody forgot it's just as important to design them to keep people out. If the "barriers" can be crossed by toddlers or parents doing stupid things with toddlers, that's not much of a barrier.

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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Why not dart him?

Sad, he had to go because of human stupidity.

John
If your toddler fell in, would you want the ape darted or shot dead?
I agree it was all human error and neglect that allowed a child to get in, but the child's life and health are worth more than the apes life. Still very sad, I love gorillas.
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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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There hasn't been any coverage that I have seen about the parents of the 4 year old kid. That neds tto come out. If it's as we all are,presuming, the parents need to be held accountable, both fiscally and morally. It's really a shame the parents are so damn irresponsible that they let a 4 yo get away.

I can't really say I'm surprised. My wife is a 1st grade teacher, I'm frequently amazed how irresponsible and poor parents that many of her students parents are. Society needs to change. You have to have a license to get married, to fish/hunt, to carry a concealed weapon, to drive a vehicle, seems to me you should have some requirement to have kids.
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Guerilla lives matter.

What difference dies it make?

If you like your guerilla you can't keep him.

Cheers to all!!!
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Lucky - every time I went to the zoo, the gorillas and the Lions are always always " away sleeping"

Too soon?
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
Too many humans on the planet, not enough gorillas. Bad choice.

SO I assume you take a chance the gorilla would harm the child, not the child's fault

WHAT if it were you child, regardless of how it happened ???

ANYONE with kids has had them do things you do not expect not matter how much you watch them .

Hate it for gorilla but it is a DAMN GORILLA, plenty of them last time I checked
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SO I assume you take a chance the gorilla would harm the child, not the child's fault

WHAT if it were you child, regardless of how it happened ???

ANYONE with kids has had them do things you do not expect not matter how much you watch them .

Hate it for gorilla but it is a DAMN GORILLA, plenty of them last time I checked
Last time anyone checked the are too many DAMN HUMANS. We are the only species that thinks their sh*t don't stink to the point that we can wantonly kill other species in order to prevent the law of natural consequences from taking effect.
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Hate it for gorilla but it is a DAMN GORILLA, plenty of them last time I checked
You might want to check again. Critically endangered species, not really plenty of them.

#silverbacklivesmatter
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Piss poor waste of a brilliant beast.....sickening
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Throw mother in to distract gorilla. Save child. Negotiate with gorilla for release of dumbass.
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Throw mother in to distract gorilla. Save child. Negotiate with gorilla for release of dumbass.
Fast forward to late February, 2017. Toddler meets his new brother, "Harry" (sp?).
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
Throw mother in to distract gorilla. Save child. Negotiate with gorilla for release of dumbass.
Tremendous!!!!!
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