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Old 06-02-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Well it IS the parents fault ultimately for what happend!!
no its not its the child fault -- ready to throw him to the lions? I think many here have no kids
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:12 PM
 
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It's disheartening that people are so willing to throw around "negligence" the way they have. Losing sight of your child once in a blue moon is typical. Any parent that tells you otherwise actually abuses their child and that's why the child is too terrified to misbehave or they are lying. Kids have little to no impulse control in the toddler/preschool years. Yes, they are learning and probably can be managed in a familiar store but at the zoo, where there is so much commotion and so much to explore, "but I really wanna xyz" wins out.

Negligence is when parents stop feeding their kids, leave them home alone, in a hot car...something reoccurring. Not taking your eye off them for a minute.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:18 AM
 
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Where were the parents?
The parents were recording the whole thing and screaming. Shoot, I'd be angry too if I knew a small child was in my habitat without an invitation. That gorilla had a right to be angry, he had the right to drag that kid around; the kid violated the gorilla's area and he had to face his consequences. Now for the parents, they need to keep their children on leashes if they can't control nor know where they children are escaping to.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Transition Island
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The parents were recording the whole thing and screaming. Shoot, I'd be angry too if I knew a small child was in my habitat without an invitation. That gorilla had a right to be angry, he had the right to drag that kid around; the kid violated the gorilla's area and he had to face his consequences. Now for the parents, they need to keep their children on leashes if they can't control nor know where they children are escaping to.
The Parents??? It was just the mother and once again he was only four years old. I think everyone who is promoting the treatment of the child should take an Early Childhood Development class, so you can become familiar with the milestones of development. Ignorance is so undesirable!!
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:32 PM
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Location: Texas
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Get over it, people and move on. What's done is done. I thought this topic was closed?
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:36 PM
 
Location: California
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Witnesses said the child was pestering the mother that he wanted to go in the cage and play with the gorillas. Now, let's face it.. nobody wants to say this, and I know it's horrible, but I don't think the kid is very bright. Yes, I know he's only 3 years old, but I have kids that age and they're not little saints by any means, but none of them would be dumb enough to jump off a 10 foot drop into a cage with wild animals, I assure you.

OK, so that's one thing. The mother, who knows her child, and knowing that this child may be special needs or whatever the case may be, should NOT have turned her back on him to take selfies and allowed him freedom to make a run for the enclosure. Especially considering that... just a moment ago he said he wanted to jump in!

Now, having acknowledged that, when the kid did jump in, what did she do? "Mommy's up here!" (not down there trying to do anything in my power as a mother to help you, but up here, where I'm going to be staying). This is HER responsibility as his caregiver, and her's alone. It is not the responsibility of the other adults, who did in fact try to grab for him, but it was too late. I can understand that, given our modern society. If they were to go in and grab the kid too hastily, the mother would probably get in their faces for touching her kids and god forbid may even press charges against them or what not.
I haven't seen any video of the child climbing in or what the mother was doing, I didn't see any video of anybody trying to grab the kid, I see people who were their pointing their fingers but if they were there why didn't they stop the child? I know kids can do something stupid in a split second, I just think it was one of those things that happen. It's sad the gorilla had to die but there was nothing the zoo could do other than kill it. I am glad the kid is okay. I'm pretty sure the zoo had cameras and in time we can make an educated decision of how this happened.
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:42 AM
 
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I haven't seen any video of the child climbing in or what the mother was doing, I didn't see any video of anybody trying to grab the kid, I see people who were their pointing their fingers but if they were there why didn't they stop the child? I know kids can do something stupid in a split second, I just think it was one of those things that happen. It's sad the gorilla had to die but there was nothing the zoo could do other than kill it. I am glad the kid is okay. I'm pretty sure the zoo had cameras and in time we can make an educated decision of how this happened.
I think you are absolutely correct about this. And the fact that the zoo has said nothing about them makes me curious as to why. Yeah, I know ... conspiracy theory ... but don't tell me the question wasn't asked right from the git go ... so what's the answer?

El Nox
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Default Killing a Gorilla

I wonder if a special taser(a little longer range) could have been used to take down the Gorilla in the zoo, instead of death?

Those things seem to drop the biggest guy there is.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Interesting idea and one the zoos should study for the future.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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Its a freaking animal!!!!!!
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