A zoo in Cincinnati has recently been all over the news because of a traumatic and tragic incident that took place yesterday. A young boy, aged four, reportedly crawled through a railway barrier only to find himself in a moat with three gorillas. One gorilla, Harambe, picked up the young boy and dragged him in the water to which authorities made the decision to shoot the poor animal in an attempt to save the boy’s life.
Now, fingers are being pointed at the child’s parents. According to bystander, Kim O’Connor, the boy asked his mother if he could go in the water – to which the mother, who was looking after several other children at the time, replied, “No, you’re not, no, you’re not!”
The zoo authorities took it upon themselves to shoot Harambe, rather than tranquillize him, as they say the tranquilizer would have taken a few minutes to kick in, perhaps causing fatal consequences for the child.
Now, people are taking to social media to call Harambe’s death a murder and that the young boy’s mother is the one to blame. It was also said that Harambe was merely protecting the boy from the loud screams and that his death was senseless.
Twitter user, @GoodFatPiggy, wrote, “So a beautiful, innocent gorilla has to die because neglectful parents can’t control their kids? Mankind sucks 🙁 #Harambe #CincinnatiZoo”
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Primatologist, Julia Gallucci, talked about the incident in an interview with the animal-rights group, PETA, saying: “Yet again, captivity has taken an animal’s life. The gorilla enclosure should have been surrounded by a secondary barrier between the humans and the animals to prevent exactly this type of incident.”
In a shocking update, Harambe is seen nurturing the young child and showing no aggression towarsd him at all. See the footage here.
A beautiful life was taken too soon. RIP Harambe.