Harambe, the 400 pound gorilla that was shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo because a child fell into the pit after climbing through four barriers was being “protective” of the child according to some eye witnesses. To others it was being erratic and aggressive. Watch for yourself.
New video has emerged of the incident.
However, the animal is so large and strong that it was shot because it was a life-threatening situation for the young boy.
The video shows Harambe standing guard over the boy in a corner and then the gorilla drags the young boy hundreds of feet.
The Zoo Director at the Cincinnati Zoo, Thane Maynard stated that the the boy wasn’t under attack, but that it was a ‘life threatening situation’ because the gorilla was ‘agitated’, ‘disoriented’, and ‘behaving erratically’.
Due to a human life being in danger, Maynard said during a press conference on Memorial Day that he supported the animal response team’s decision to kill Harambe, and said: ‘Looking back we would make the same decision.’
Watch the footage here. One of the questions many people have been asking is, “Where were the parents?”
Police are now weighing whether to prosecute the parents for negligence.
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