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‘Accidents happen,’ says mother of child who fell into Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclosure

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edited May 2016 in Animals

‘Accidents happen,’ says mother of child who fell into Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclosure

Published time: 30 May, 2016 22:57Edited time: 30 May, 2016 22:59 from rt.com
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The mother of a child who fell into a gorilla pit in a US zoo, which led to the animal being shot dead, has spoken out, saying “accidents happen.” Meanwhile, the case has sparked a wave of criticism from both animal rights activists and parents.

READ MORE: ‘Parental negligence’: Thousands sign petitions condemning killing of Cincinnati Zoo gorilla

Cincinnati Zoo visitors were shocked on Saturday to see an unattended four-year-old boy climb through a series of barriers and fall into a gorilla enclosure.

As seen in a video captured by terrified onlookers, the inhabitant of the enclosure, a 180-kilogram 17-year-old Western Lowland gorilla named Harambe, grabbed the boy and dragged him by the ankle for several meters. Two female gorillas in the enclosure complied with calls from zoo-keepers to leave the cave, but Harambe stayed.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/344885-cincinnati-zoo-gorilla-child-reaction/



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Comments

  • I'm pretty sure that she wouldn't have been saying "Accidents happen" if her child hadn't been rescued.  She's just hoping that nobody (animal rights activists) will point out the fact that this happened because she neglected to keep an eye on her son. 

    "How do you tell a communist?  Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin.  And how do you tell an anti-communist?  It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."

    *Ronald Reagan*

  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator

    Footage shows gorilla holding hands with little boy who fell into zoo enclosure as parents identified

    Natasha Christian, Melissa Hills and AAP - AAP on May 31, 2016, 11:14 am
    from News Yahoo.com

    Video Video Shows Gorilla After 4-Year-Old Boy Fell in Enclosure

    The parents of the little boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit in Cincinnati Zoo have been identified.

    Michelle Gregg, 32, is a mum of four along with the father, Deonne Dickerson, 36.



    https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/31717600/footage-shows-gorilla-holding-hands-with-little-boy-who-fell-into-zoo-enclosure-as-parents-identified/

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

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