Ohio zoo kills gorilla to "protect small child" in enclosure
|"Harambe". Western lowland Silver back.shot dead by staff|
Trigger happy bastards.
Tranquillisers would have been the best option if one were needed. A similar incident in the Durrel Wildlife Foundation Trust in 1986. Jambo the Silverback at the time did what gorillas do naturally and protected the 5 year old Levan Merritt from other gorillas until the boy was rescued.In these situations the Silverback is generally more protective than aggressive.
|Jambo stood protectively over Levan, as he lay unconscious|
The staff at Cincinnati Zoo have killed a gorilla, an endangered species, with the American "shoot first" mentality.
Like I said, trigger happy bastards