Cincinnati Zoo Director and Jack Hanna Defend Killing Gorilla After 4-Year-Old Boy Fell Into Enclosure

Cincinnati Zoo

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna backed the Cincinnati Zoo’s decision to shoot and kill beloved gorilla Harambe after a 4-year-old boy either jumped or fell into an enclosure Saturday.

“I’ll bet my life on this, that child would not be here today,” Hanna told WBNS-TV on Monday.

Hanna said a tranquilizer would take up to 10 minutes to take effect and that the gorilla would be agitated after getting shot.

The tragedy unfolded Saturday at the World of Gorillas exhibit. Witnesses heard the boy repeatedly ask his mother if he could swim in the shallow moat. But his mother, who may have been distracted by another child, told him no.

Moments later the boy climbed through a barrier into the enclosure, and either fell or jumped 10 feet into the moat.

Two female gorillas moved away from the child as he hit the water, but 17-year-old Harambe, a rare western lowland gorilla, seized the boy.

The 450-pound gorilla dragged the surprisingly calm child around the moat by one leg. At one point he stood the boy up in front of shocked onlookers before dragging him again.

A zoo visitor captured the incident on video. The child’s mother can be heard in the background shouting instructions to her son: “Be Calm, Mommy’s here!”

The zoo’s emergency response team soon arrived and shot and killed Harambe, even though the animal posed no threat to the boy.

Harambe’s murder sparked outrage among social media users who lashed out at the Cincinnati Zoo and the boy’s mother for not supervising her son properly.

But zoo director Thame Maynard defended the use of deadly force.

“Our first response was to call the gorillas out of the exhibit,” said Maynard in a press conference on Monday. “The two females complied, but Harambe did not.”

He said Harambe was extremely powerful and could crush a coconut in one hand.

Maynard echoed Hanna who said tranquilizers were not an option because the tranquilizers were not fast acting.

It was the same thought process used by Chilean zoo keepers who shot and killed 2 lions after a deranged man stripped naked and jumped into the big cat enclosure 2 weeks ago.

Chilean Zoo lions

Chilean authorities say the young man wanted to be eaten alive in a desperate bid to commit suicide.

After accidentally hitting the man with a tranquilizer, the Chilean zookeepers shot and killed 2 of the lions, a male and a female.

“The zoo has an established protocol because people’s lives are very important to us,” said Chilean Metropolitan Zoo director Alejandra Montalba at the time.

The man survived the mauling and is recovering say Chilean authorities.

Meanwhile, the boy from Saturday’s tragic incident is at home and safe.

The boy’s mother, Michelle Gregg, defended herself on Facebook Sunday.

“God protected my child until the authorities were able to get to him. My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes… no broken bones or internal injuries,” she wrote.

  • AprilRain

    Dang, guess we will just have to assume what his fate would have been otherwise. Sad all around.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Whoo!…my blood started boiling just watching this shiit right here…

    The bitch that keep saying “mommy’s right here”…..BIITCH! where the fuuck were you at?….how the hell, did that boy even get that far to fall in the pit?

    I swear they shoulda shot the biitch as well.

    Sorry, but I’m real Sensitive towards kids and I have a disdain for NEGLIGENT PARENTS..

    I mean did you see how that gorilla took off with the child you negligent biitch???

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    No judgment from me.. Thank God that child is alright!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No judgment from me. Glad that baby safe.

  • nich

    No matter how you look at it, the call was made to save a human life. Race doesn’t matter. The mom was wrong, yes. But at the end of the day, God kept that baby and gave all the mindset to make the correct decision..this child is a human!! Right decision was made and mom who still has her baby should be made to pay some sort of fine for this whole fiasco.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Glad the boy is okay, his mother is a dumbass, and why do people get mad at these animals for acting normal in an unnatural habitat that is a damn zoo?!

    The nerve of the gorilla right?
    Straight bulls***.

  • Mystery User

    Poor Harambee

  • sealsaa

    Endangered animal dead due to neglegence. I’m glad that the boy survived, but people have a right to be upset about this. And i’m tired of folks going after the zoo. The zoo is safe as long as children are being properly supervised. Simple social contract. This one wasn’t.

  • JJ

    If she has other kids like any other human she can get distracted by one of the other ones needing her attention in that moment. From write up she told the child no and like a curious child he did what he wanted the second she was distracted. I won’t judge her because we don’t know why other child needed her attention. It’s not like she was texting or on phone entire time

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    People that say he was protecting that baby don’t know that for sure…. Yep how momma should have been watching hm better … But my grandson gets away from me at Wally World. Granted it’s down the aisle I am in but anything can catch his attention and his 4 year old legs and mind are made up. I am still against using kid leashes but a Zoo I would not bring a group of kids without a group of adults. Glad everything is working out. I love animals but I’m going to side with Jack Hanna on this one.

  • Vonn

    I’m happy the little boy is ok. Sad the gorilla is dead, but this was a no brainer.

  • That’s Interesting

    Oh he’s Black. No wonder people are upset about the gorilla. Smdh.

  • JJ

    While it looks like the only reason the animal dragged the boy was because of how people were watching and reacting we still don’t know if the boy began to freak out how the gorilla would’ve reacted so I get why the shot it. Ironically in the gorillas mind it was probably trying to protect the boy from the crowd as handlers in past may have abused it or people have thrown stuff at him. In the beginning he was standing in front of the boy almost like he was guarding him like one of his young or a toy and dragged him when crowd got noisy and keep dragging him to more secluded area away from crowd.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Since I have not seen the actual area where the incident occurred I am not going to call the mother negligent. This could have happened in a matter of seconds (i.e. she could have bent over to pick up a pacifier and his azz could have slipped under thr fence and fell in). And in regards to her screaming/talking in the background, I imagine she was doing that in an attempt to console/ keep him calm. I can only imagine what would have happened if the child was agitated.

    Point is…the baby is safe…and in the grand scheme of things I have 0 to give about a damn gorilla.

  • AnonymousRose

    Put the dam animals back in the safari. Yt folks always wanna cage something. Put them back in their. Original habitat u wont have no excuse to kill them. Then go on a safari to see them in the jungle…..like Africa or somewhere…#offrant

  • Vonn

    Animals are unpredictable, even ones that were raised by humans. Family dogs & cats attack their owners…that gorilla doesn’t know it’s own strength.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    That Gorilla looked like it was going hurt that kid, they did the right thing killing it. On the other hand, the Gorilla shouldn’t be caged anyway and gawked at by humans, it should be free. I don’t go to Zoos, haven’t been to one since I was 5 years old.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    It sure didn’t. The little boy could have been hurt worse than he was ….

  • Vonn

    I think his calm demeanor aided in him not being seriously hurt.

  • Ni Ni

    I don’t know who is worse, the LGBT or the animal activists. Of course the zoo made the right call otherwise that gorilla could have killed the baby. Wild animals will turn on you in a minute. Kids dont seem to have any fear these days.

  • Esgarcia

    I agree. I guess people have never seen the many documentaries about gorillas. They don’t even too much deal with their own offspring. The women teach the younger ones to stay away from the dominant male, for the most part. They will kill them.

  • Jusstlookn

    That male gorilla was going to go to town on that child.

  • Julia

    Momma should have been watching his arse from the jump. I hate when parents walk so far ahead of their kids in public, and don’t look back to see where they are. Get them the leash they have or something. I can’t stand this mess!!! Seems the gorilla was the better parent..

  • TeeTee

    do not forget: Not long ago we were in zoo’s also. and if you ask me.. some of us still are. Who’s at fault: no one – chit happens and children will be children. I had my cousins 2 year old so at the pool and I swear he thought he was going to run and jump in 4 feet of water yesterday..no no no.. but if I had turned my head for a second he would have made it happen. I do not fault the mom unless she is an a habitual neglecter and is know not to pay attention to her kids.

  • Torae

    Awww shut up about mama shouldve been watching. Some kids have a hard head. You can turn around one minute and they are off doing something they shouldnt be doing the next minute. Why was it so easy for the child to get into the water? Also would people rather the boy get dragged and killed? Would that make the complainers happy? I really hate what society has become. White folks upset that a gorilla was shot because it was about to devour a 4 year old but are happy and see no fault when black people are gunned down and killed by police officers. Ugh I hate society…I don’t really care about a damn animal. When its animal vs human I’m choosing the human and I’m not going to feel bad about it…

  • hottlanta

    Folks are sick. They mad at a gorilla getting killed. Had the boy gotten eaten by the gorilla they would complain why didn’t they kill him.

  • Low E. TUH!

    DRAGGING BY ONE LEG ISN’T A FRIENDLY GESTURE ET AL

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Only in America is there debate over whether human life is more important than an animal’s. You so-called animal loving idiots love to pretend you’re so compassionate for loving some creature, yet most of you can’t stand your own self, let alone another human. FOH!

  • Jusstlookn

    Well as a mom who kept a constant eye her child, they are kick. Glad the human being is alive.

  • Jusstlookn

    One minute, half a durn second.

  • Jusstlookn

    Oh boy. Kona

  • Noirluv45

    You know what gets me? As much as I love animals, people’s lives are much more valuable. At the shooting death of an animal, people get outraged and emotional, yet at the death of a Black man, woman, or child at the hands of the cops — nothing, nada, zero care of concern. I’m sad that the gorilla had to die. It was innocent, but that baby’s life is much more precious. I’m glad the child is alive.

    P.S. Parents — watch your children!!!

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    It’s unfortunate the gorilla had to be killed but you know what’s really sad to me? The outrage expressed because it was decided to take the necessary steps to save the child. Really people? It’s a gorilla versus a 4-year-old child. IMO it was a no brainer. I can’t even get mad at the mother, as I once lost a child at the beach when I turned to warn one of the other kids to stay close. Thank God the baby is alive!

  • Noirluv45

    It really only takes a second for something to happen, doesn’t it?

  • Noirluv45

    You said what I was thinking! I just found out right now that the baby was Black. It all makes sense to me now. SMDH x 2.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Yes it does! I thought I was going to have a heart attack that day. As soon as we were reunited, I packed up my stuff and them and headed home. They were mad at me but my nerves were shot.

  • Teresa Uriel

    If you can’t watch one child, then don’t have em. NO EXCUSE!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The boy got what he wanted: to play in the moat with the gorillas. He was calm. He wasn’t screaming or scared. He seemed to be enjoying his experience. Yes, Harambe played a little rough, but he was not a threat to the boy. They didn’t have to kill him.

  • Teresa Uriel

    ..Oh yeah, remember that wh..people don’t collectively come together with outrage over niggas getting killed by cops because:

    1. niggas kill each other everyday (and wh..people secretly love that)
    2. wh..people ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND
    3. wh..people ARE YOUR BIBLICAL ENEMIES
    4. wh..people see blacks as less than animals (regardless of class)
    5…did I mention, wh..people ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I agree with Hanna, yes animals are important but the child my God way more important !!! I watched my kids like a hawk you have to.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Save the child from what? Was he being attacked? Was he being harmed? Did you see the lions eating the man in the Chilean zoo? The zookeepers there were justified in killing the lions because they were feasting on a man. What was the gorilla doing to justify his murder? I personally think the zookeepers in Cincinnati overreacted after the Chileans killed the lions 2 weeks ago.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Kudos to you!…only a negligent will try to come up with an excuse as to why their child got away. SMH

    My friend trust me with her kids because she know, I don’t play that shiit about taking my eyes off of them for one minute..Hell naw!!…they are in my view from sun up to sun down. I make them hold hands while walking (get in formation) and they don’t break the ranks!..I’m like a drill sergant with them, but they still have fun!..No Excuses!

    The goal is to bring them back in One Piece!

  • Sucker Free

    Zoos are sad…I stopped going years ago.

    I think the crowd screaming agitated the gorilla…witnesses say when he climbed out the moat he threw the boy in the air

    Glad the boy is safe but sad for the gorilla…he was magnificent.

  • Noirluv45

    I can only imagine. I bet your heart dropped to the floor. I know I’d be a bundle of nerves too!

  • Noirluv45

    It reminds me of when parents allow their children to walk feet behind them or in front of them. When I see that, I want to stop and slap some sense into that parent. Ugh! ?

  • Vonn

    A gorilla playing roughly could have easily led to this child’s death. When in doubt…save the human. R.I.P gorilla.

  • Jusstlookn

    No Ms Sandra, all due respect. The gorilla had the child between his legs and before that he was dragging him like fishing lure in lake lanier. He would have killed that child dead. You are something else. Night night

  • Teresa Uriel

    Sandra, they HAD to kill the gorilla, because they don’t know what it would have done tho…

    I’m not mad about them killing the gorilla, because they had to do what they had to do, it’s that freaking so-called momma that’s got me wanting to choke the mess outta her!!!…
    ..now that poor boy will be traumatized through life ,because this negligent momma FAILED to watch him. NO EXCUSES for bih

    It’s 11:05pm, and STILL pissed, and I didnt even watch the whole video..

    Did you see the way that gorilla dragged that boy???

  • Jusstlookn

    Chile my son hid in clothes rack around 3 or 4. Not sure if I took him back to mall until he was 8. Serious as hail.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Absolutely, I had steps who are 20, 21 and 23 so all three were in formation at allllllllll times. Even at work when I was overwhelmed with wayyyyyyyyyy more children than the state allows my radar was spot on.

  • Teresa Uriel

    yes ma’am!!

    we don’t play that mess!

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeah she saw it, cause she posted it. She like getting us pumped up.

  • Teresa Uriel

    you right tho, cause I’m pissed…lol

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    “I’ll bet my life on this, that child would not be here today,” Hanna told WBNS-TV on Monday.”
    I’m sorry but I can’t agree with you on this one. Even if it was just a remote possibility the child would be harmed the gorilla had to be shot. Who would want to risk the child’s life waiting to see if the gorilla would attack?

  • bella28498 .

    sandra u are dumb as hell…the zoo keeper said he has seen that same gorilla crush a coconut with one hand….that baby life’s waaaay more important. I wish it was u in there instead of that little boy.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Nope

  • bella28498 .

    The little boy mother is a typical ghetto mother who doesnt watch their kids, probably somewhere trying to be seen.

  • Jusstlookn

    Hey hunti. He meant business and he was smart enough to go hid. That boy was sure enough dead, he they had not killed the gorilla.

  • bella28498 .

    sandra next time you weigh the options of a gorilla or ur child

  • Teresa Uriel

    you on it!

    her voice was just sooo dam annoying….

  • Jusstlookn

    Maybe I am nuts, but I would jumoed climbed down to save my child. Talking all.loud mommie luvs you. Umm That Gorilla was being irritated.

  • Jusstlookn

    You are right white folks never watch their kids

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Trying to tranquilize the gorilla would have pissed it off. Kid woulda been dead. Grape Ape had to damn die. This isn’t hard yo.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Sandra. Stop It.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    My kids are all grown and they still remember why I never took them back to the beach. When they got older, they went with their friends.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right smh

  • Prettybootnikki

    That was very scary.
    Glad the child is ok. I think the gorilla was really confused and was acting based off of all of the frantic folks.
    On another note. We were on our way home today. In our hood and a white person driving an suv Turning right decided to stop on a busy 2 lane rode to let a little white boy cross the street on his bike before the driver proceded to turn right. We were in the left lane and just so happened to see what was going on and was able to stop. If we weren’t paying attention to our surroundings, we would have hit that little boy trying to cross a busy road on his bike all because of a stupid man trying to turn to the right but decided to let a kid cross in front of him instead of him going ahead with his right turn and letting that child wait until the coast was clear to cross. And he wasn’t even at a cross walk. We had the right of way and that dumb person could have caused a major accident. People are so dumb and do dumb things that can cause harm to other innocent folks. I am still hot and bothered behind that and this happened around 4p today.

  • melissaisasnob

    How long before the mother sue the zoo?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Thankful that Steve Kerr got his whole team together. Kitchen clean. Crew gone.

    Man I almost lost a lot of damn money. Just sunk in. Tuh. Gn.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    For some people it is, unfortunately.

  • Teresa Uriel

    naw…she need to sued for being a negligent nigga

  • melissaisasnob

    What does Kona mean?

  • Pebbles

    Oh! The parents are black?

    No wonder I’m reading how they’re bringing up the fathers background ( which has nothing to do with situation)

    How the parents should be charged with neglect, how they should pay for the animal..

    Oh! They’re black it all makes since now…

    Normally after the incident no one would’ve heard anything else about like the man above I read about. It for one day & haven’t heard anything else about it , no uproar about the death of the lion etc, etc.

    The people here are black so it makes sense.

    Who watched roots? I read the people response about it. I watched the alll series as a kid haven’t had the energy to watch it again after all theses years.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    They said the two females answered the demand to turn away. There is like safe words etc to make em report to command.

    Why his ass ain’t follow directions? He woulda been good.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    They said the two females answered the demand to turn away. There is like safe words etc to make em report to command.

    Why his ass ain’t follow directions? He woulda been good.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    See below. He was hard headed. Nigga you got yourself shot

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    See below. He was hard headed. Nigga you got yourself shot

  • Nonya Bizness

    People think it’s cute to take their kids to point at and tease the gorillas, then act shocked when the gorillas run at the glass. Gorillas and all these other animals confined have brains, feelings, and they don’t deserve to be confined for our enjoyment. I thought it was wrong to k ill the lions, and it’s wrong to k ill the Gorilla. People have kids like they’re not a 24/7 responsibility. I say “If you can’t keep track of all of them, don’t have them.” IDC if she was preoccupied with another kid. Clearly she has too many kids to handle.

  • Nonya Bizness

    People think it’s cute to take their kids to point at and tease the gorillas, then act shocked when the gorillas run at the glass. Gorillas and all these other animals confined have brains, feelings, and they don’t deserve to be confined for our enjoyment. I thought it was wrong to k ill the lions, and it’s wrong to k ill the Gorilla. People have kids like they’re not a 24/7 responsibility. I say “If you can’t keep track of all of them, don’t have them.” IDC if she was preoccupied with another kid. Clearly she has too many kids to handle.

  • Nonya Bizness

    At the end of the day, God also created that Gorilla that was minding his own business, until someone intruded in his space, that he’s locked in. He did NOTHING wrong, but act like a Gorilla. A life is a life. Throw the mom in with the Gorilla, so she can tell her son “mommy’s right here.”

  • Teresa Uriel

    it means go to the corner for that comment..lol

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Probably because he was a male…you know they slow sometimes…

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    He would of

  • BrownSugar

    What about the fathers background?

  • Teresa Uriel

    Exactly!!….only the negligents will try to run that excuse about having to watch other kids….hell, the whole time the negligent momma was talking, she probably was thinking about how much money she would get from a lawsuit….I hope she don’t get SHIIT!!

    She remind me of negligents who leave their kids by them selves in car, on a hot sunny day with the windows rolled up….

    ..folks like that need to be put in front of a firing squad. FrFr

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Nah. Gorilla was tryna help him. He was being protective. Then folks kept hollering. Scared him. That is when they shot em. He was about to rowdy.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Everyone knows gorillas place their young between their legs to protect them from predators. As someone else mentioned in here, the visitors’ screaming is what agitated the gorilla. He thought he was protecting the baby.

    The Chilean zookeepers accidentally shot the man with a tranquilizer. What would’ve happened if the boy was accidentally shot with a bullet? He would be dead but at least they tried, right?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    But if they accidentally shot and killed the boy it would be all good, right?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I’m sorry. They asses should have been woke. Idgaf what color they are. If you got too many kids to pay attention, your cousin somebody need to go too. No. No. They don’t get sympathy cause of color. Parenthood and common sense trumps all.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Sandra, they got trained snipers that don’t miss….in this case tho, the bullet shoulda missed and hit that negligent bih of a so-called mother

  • Nonya Bizness

    Back in 1986, a family from England went to a zoo in NJ. A son fell in the Gorilla enclosure, and Jambo a Silverback Gorilla took the boy, just like Harambee did. When other gorillas tried to approach, Jambo ran them off and took care of the boy until he could be rescued. The boy’s mom was trying to crawl down into the enclosure, NOT yelling from the top “Mommy’s(worthless and)here.” I believe this child AND the gorilla would have been fine. I have no doubt Harambee would have been a better parent than that kids mom.RIP Harambee. Link to story about Jambo and the boy below.
    lelion . co.uk/

  • Teresa Uriel

    ..I just cannot get that image outta my head of how that Gorilla dragged that child…I just wanna Hug that boy

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I just said this

  • Da Puppet Mistress
  • Prettybootnikki

    I’m watching it now. And the people are just beautiful. It’s good so far. I’m about 30 mins into it.

  • Cricket404

    Some might think Moby Dick is just a big fish but Ahab said he’s a killer with black lifeless eyes. I believe the zookeeper, Harambe had to go quick. My oldest would have done the same, hard headed boys have your nerves all bad. Sad nonetheless.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I already vented on the gram? Plus y’all get mad when I go pro ?? so, yeah? Fvvvvvvvvvvvvck?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Wow thank you.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    This is what people should be outraged about. What does the fathers criminal background have to do with what happened at the zoo? To add insult to injury they mention it’s been a while since he got into trouble and seems to be turning his life around. I’ll say again, it’s unfortunate what happened to the gorilla but this article just enforces what we already know- We have some serious problems.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hope it’s a totally different ending. Goodnight

  • ReadingUfromTX

    (Speaking in all caps without the caps) Why is this even a discussion/controversial?! This is a no brainier. There was no point in playing the “lets wait and see game.” Gorilla had to go. Humans trump mammals every time.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Gtfoh. Them sprites already organized a protest over this? Unbelievable.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Unfortunately you would of been dead instantly because your adult size would of posed a threat to him.

  • puppylove

    I agree the zoo made the right to shoot the girilla, but the mother should have been paying attention to the child. She should have been disciplining him from the beginning so he would know not to run off. And don’t give me that mess about his age, we don’t play that in my family. Children know to behave, and to stay close to an adult.

  • puppylove

    Humans are mammals

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    How bout they highlighting the father’s criminal history in this article. Like what’s that got to do with the boy being saved from the gorilla?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Man we uses to go the zoo all the time when I was a kid. I never wanted to jump in the cage or anywhere near them animals. I’m a scary cat tho

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Yes but we are more advanced

  • bella28498 .

    I am almost inclined to think that woman let her son fall in on purpose because she was too calm, very unbothered.

  • 1shy112

    Draging that baby like a rag doll….

  • Pebbles

    I’m not saying give sympathy that option is up to you.

    What I’m saying is what does the fathers background have to do with child falling into the gorilla pen?

    It’s an unfortunate situation.

    However, I want to see the same uproar for the parents who intentionally put thier son in the woods to teach him a lesson. Now the boy can’t be found…there is a search party for him at the moment & I hope it doesn’t turn into a recovery..

  • nich

    Yes, God created the gorilla and all but I will value human life over animal life any day of the week. The situation was not going to end well for either one of them. I saw the interview with Jack Hanna, some would call him an animal expert, and he said it was the correct call. We all can point fingers at the negligent mother, but at the end of the day if it were your child, your relative, your loved one, what would you want? Your baby safe by any means necessary or wait and see if a killer animal with a broken mindset who has been in captivity against his will to figure it out? There would be outrage if the baby were hurt or killed. Either way, no winners here.

  • nich

    I think the incident with the lion, the man tried to end his life and thought stripping naked and getting in the lions den was the way to go. Little different story.

  • Layla Leone

    The woman almost watched her son get killed by a gorilla. Have some fucvking compassion

  • Pebbles

    This is not the first time something like this has happened & it will not be the last.

    You’re entitled to give your sympathy to who you choose to.

    The point I’m making is what does a pareant background have to do with? Where is the uproar for the lion that was killed because the man wanted to end it all?

    Where is the uproar at the parents who intentionally placed thier 7 year old in the woods as punishment ..they’re searching for him .. Where is they need to be charged with neglect? They did it intentionally. I’ll wait!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Okay, this is gonna sound racist, but I’m just gonna say it. They shouldn’t let whyt people in the zoo any more. They don’t know how to act. They want to pet the tigers, kiss the gorillas, they voluntarily walk into their cages, they take pictures with their backs to the animals, they feed the animals, they try to take the animals home, they wanna go swimming with animals, they wanna mate with the animals, they fall into the pits with the animals, if they are on a safari and supposed to stay in the car, guess what whyt people do? That’s right, they get out of the car, they roll the window down. I swear the darn list goes on, and then the animals gotta get killed cause whyt folks don’t know how to act.

  • the guest

    This whole tragedy comes down to one thing The incompetent ignorant negligent mother is at fault period. People making excuses that she was distracted watching three kids. Please. Mothers watch four five and six kids everyday without one jumping in a gorilla exhibit. This mother exhibited no maternal instincts to either mind, protect, or rescue her child.

    If this were a black mother of this biracial child, this mother would have been taken into custody on site and all her kids with children’s services.

    But because this mother is white trash she gets to call negligence an accident and gets a voice to say don’t judge her. Educated upstanding black mothers can’t run late picking up a child up from school without judgement let alone have a child fall into danger due to negligence.

    If this were a dark skinned black child with two black parents, the gorilla would still be alive.

    If this were a white child, the mother, onlookers and the zoo workers would have jumped in after the child and distracted the gorilla which would have been a natural protective reaction even if not the best reaction.

    This situation has all kinds of racism written all over it.

  • Jusstlookn

    Thats what people do…ehhh girl you look great remember when you 13 and had bad acne. Wth…yeah dumb people …

  • Noelle

    Uhhhhhh…the Mother is Black, sooooooo…

  • the guest

    Michelle Gregg 5 Things you should know. Look it up. Michelle Gregg is a white woman with biracial children. She herself is not black.

  • the guest

    Lol. This is true.

  • Noelle

    No. That’s incorrect. Google an image of her. There are pics of her and the father, along with mentions of his criminal record, all over the internet now. She isn’t White.

  • Jusstlookn

    Ohhh…

  • Noelle
  • Noelle
  • Jusstlookn

    Because like zoo peoplwcsaid he knewbthat was something invading his space and he would have torn that child to shreads.

  • Jusstlookn

    Iono…but I am glad they didnt find out. I leaning on the side if these zoologist does this for a living and through their years of training took the right course of action.

  • Jusstlookn

    Well I did begin sentence with maybe I am nuts. I would not have been doing all that screaming.

  • the guest

    Earlier today the initial photo was of a heavy white woman with short reddish hair holding the boy with his face blacked out of the photo and a photo of the three children with their faces blocked out.

    I just saw the updated photos and stand corrected on the race of the mother.

    I stand firm that this mother is incompetent, ignorant, and negligent. She should be held accountable by the law and court ordered to take parenting classes. The child who lacks sense like his dumb mother should have been taken home by his mother the minute he asked to go into the gorilla pool.

    I do believe the instinctive reaction of the onlookers and zoo staff would have been different if the child were white.

    Never let Michelle Gregg babysit a houseplant let alone a child.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Far as his background? The dad? Not nothing. That shouldn’t be discussed. Doesn’t matter. He negligent. The folks who put their kid in the woods are too. I’m personally , able to call a thing a thing. Negligence and stupidity doesn’t have a color with me

  • the guest

    This boy inherited his mother’s stupidity.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    This family should only be allowed to go to the gas station and Walmart. Forever. I’m glad this innocent boy didn’t lose his life. Boy > gorilla, whether in natural habitat or not.

  • Kay J

    People are saying that the gorilla didn’t ‘look like’ he wanted to harm the child and that if he really wanted to harm the child then he would’ve done so sooner and are outraged that the gorilla was shot- I bet if the child was caucasian or non black then there wouldn’t be such a fuss!

    I’m just saying what no one else is brave enough to say!

  • the guest

    Michelle Gregg will always make excuses for her negligence and her disobedient son Isiah Gregg who just learned that his disobedience will be awarded with harm to others, attention, and sympathy. Society will be reading a lot about Isiah Gregg breaking rules and his mother calling it accidents.

  • Pebbles

    The father wasn’t there from what I read.

    I’m wondering why area people going hard about this particular situation.

    It’s not the first time that it has happened , not the first an animal was killed I’m seeing memes and everything about it. Calling the mother names etc.

    This is an unfortunate situation, but the way some are behaving is a little bit over the top.

    Which makes me question is it because this family is black.

    When my children were young I used child leash ( people side eyed me, I didn’t give a damn. I knew going to zoo’s museums, beaches etc. it only takes a second for you to scratch your arse & your kid runs across the beach, a second fir you to wipe t kid nose , he/ she done sprinted

    Thanks for the dialogue.

  • Well.well$well

    Every zoo I’ve visited has barriers and fences separating the animals from the public. He didn’t just fall in their cage. I
    Setting distracted can mean the difference between life and death with children. The difference between someone walking off with your kid…Her having other kids doesnt excuse for her being negligent af.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    NOW they bringing up the daddy and mamma background. Keep thinking it’s not about race.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Since you want to be technical, babes before apes.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Girl I just saw that. I’m hot.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I had to turn it. I don’t do well watching things like that late at night.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Stupid asses. Yes. They have

  • Well.well$well

    I personally think it’s interesting how sprites are all up in arms about this gorillia being shot to death but don’t show this type on reaction to unarmed black men being killed by police etc. Animal activist are going to be mad but they made the right call. To choose the life of a child over a gorillia. I thought that there were fencewere fences and barriers separating animals from the public. That child didn’t accidentally fall in there his mother wasn’t watching him climb in their habitat…. Smdh

  • shun king

    The problem is that it’s a black kid and the “majority”of America think the gorilla was worth more than the black kid.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Last night first time I has paid attention to the story in depth. It’s a lot of fault to be passed out. Who cares about this cat criminal history though???

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    He won’t even there!! Crazy.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    In other news, my team going to the championship!! I bet Westbrook ain’t laughing now.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    We were all over here watching the game. My Homegirl brother the one who knew about the article with the criminal background recepits. Also told us this shit a trend. 3rd kid to fall in a zoo gorilla enclosure at different zoos.

  • @cpolk

    Poor Harambee lol, when did innocent human life become less valuable than, a animal. His mom should have been watching him but things happen to God be the glory that the child is safe.

  • the guest

    Look at other sites, many commenters insisted the mother was white because the initial photos ran by the media and on the website you posted were of a white woman holding the child.

  • @cpolk

    Wow he’s a child he does not know the danger he was in

  • BTweekin

    I Doubt It’s About Race & Im Sure PETA Would Feel The Same If The Child Was White.

  • Torae

    I don’t care about his age or her parental skills…people discipline their kids and still have bad ass hard head kids..we dont know if she disciplined him or not shit happens. He fell they shot the gorilla as they should’ve done. THE END…

  • Jusstlookn

    This is the MOST outrageous bull ever. The gorilla is a wild animal. Yeah the mama could have done better, hell we all as mothers have reprimanded our children for doing something at that age. Taking pots out, hiding in a store, going outside…fallen in a pool. (Some were saved aome qere not) she was trying to do something with her children. The gorilla Is dead, the child alive Hooray!

    Peta????? where animals are more important. Damn shame

  • Amel

    And what if it was a stranger who walked off with the boy?

  • Torae

    It’s always about race and it’s funny how other black people get sucked into it as well acting and saying the same things white people do…if this was a white boy black people would feel sorry for the boy as well not the gorilla….

  • Amel

    This gorilla is an endangered species. not sure why i should care so much about that little boy when his own mother doesnt.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I was thinking the same thing! I wasn’t sure if the boy was white or black but when the article said people are upset I knew it was some B.S. In the mix. It’s always about race when it come down to it. I wish I could say otherwise but white people are conditioned to think black peoples lives don’t matter. It’s a fact and it has been proven buy research. I’m not spreading hate just facts.

  • Amel

    Thats right. He was clearly protective of the boy and moved him when everyone started screaming. That gorilla cared more about the boy then the boys own mother.

  • Amel

    People were upset about the gorilla when they thought the child was white. this isn’t about race. just stop.

  • LibraGirlonly

    What does that have to do with it? I’n sick of that type of behavior with white folks. If it was me I would tell the in a nice way to F off. I would also let them know how one sided the coin is with their race.

  • Look@m3

    Seriously, who jumping for their children or child? I had to think about what it would be like if I had to jump down there for mines and stare ceasar in its eyes. Lawt give me the strength of David….
    I might be crazy but I may have tried to wiggle into the habitat, but I wonder why the rails were large enough for a small child to crawl through tho. How was this over looked as a safety measure….

  • @cpolk

    Because when we as human beings have no regards for human life we are next to be shot down like endangered species, compassion people, look with your heart not your eyes it’s an innocent child his mom is not his fault

  • LibraGirlonly

    It’s in our nature to be caring. Can’t say the same for white people because they will definitely turn their backs when it comes to black people.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Things do happen when you have children and unfortunately we don’t have eyes in the back of our heads.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I understood what you were trying to say. Lol

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I see no issue in killing the gorilla. If they didn’t that child could’ve been killed. Mom needs to do better in watching her kid. But people up in arms forget this is a wild animal.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You see how slick white peoples TRY to be? I’m on to their arse. The dads background has nothing to do with what happened at the zoo unless the gorilla was involved in the fathers crimes. SMDH!!! The sheit white will do but I see a lot if black peoples waking up!!!!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Exactly! He was a child exhibiting childhood behavior…Climbing and exploring! Bad, lazy moms do not give up a day of napping/shopping/working or whatever else to take their kid to the hot, annoying, “stankin” zoo. It’s crazy the level of hate and anger some of these people have toward this mom and this baby. It’s disgusting some of the things they’re saying about this family (or I should say typing because they would never say this stuff to her face).

  • Buttercup

    Michelle, if you need for me to buy you an umbrella stroller, I will and have it delivered to you.

    Morning y’all!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good Morning!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I don’t. I welcome it. ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I would hold a press conference to tell those white mofos to kiss my arse with their self righteous arse.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yes that’s what white peoples do when it comes down to a black person.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Not me I just wasn’t feeling seeing my people get beat and chained up. This is 2016 why do they keep showing slave movies.

  • Torae

    Where are all these “disciplined” kid you all are speaking of? I worked with 3 and 4 year olds for 7 years and they didn’t seem disciplined to me. Even the parents that came in there acting like they have their kid under control….nope they weren’t under control. These kids were rude, hyper and didnt listen.They’re “disciplined” but still don’t listen when mommy and daddy aren’t around. So plz stop with this kid isn’t disciplined or the mother was being lazy. Because if that’s the case most of you with your well behaved disciplined children are lazy too. I’m not judgemental and I know how kids are. Most are bad most don’t listen and most are mean to other children even when you think your child is an angel….

  • yallcrazy

    Its just been revealed that the family is black. They have brought up the dad’s criminal past and everything. The comments on “other sites” are disgusting.

  • KB

    I can only imagine the foul, disgusting comments. Why was the race….umm never mind. I just answered my own question. SMH!

  • Buttercup

    How are you babe? How was your weekend?

  • Low E. TUH!

    I THINK I SAW YOUR FONT LAST NIGHT SAYING IT WAS A DAMN GOODT GAME! I’M NO BANDWAGON, BUT OKC STILL GOT ME BENT FROM WHEN THEY SWEPT MEMPHIS A FEW YEARS BACK…GO YALL! LOL

  • Di Ana

    Preach!

  • Low E. TUH!

    I JUST GOT HERE BUT…

    The boy’s mother wrote a Facebook post saying her son suffered a concussion and a few scrapes. She defended her role as a parent and called the incident an accident

    …PLANTATION CHATTER. SMDH.

  • Low E. TUH!

    BUT WASN’T IT A YT KID WHO FELL INTO AN EXHIBIT OUTSIDE OF THE STATES? IF I RECALL CORRECTLY – IT CAME AND WENT AS SOON AS IT HAPPENED…YT LADY WAS TIRED BUT THE BLACK LADY WAS NEGLIGENT? HOW SWAY?

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    Impatiently waiting for the next post!

  • Mel

    See I believe most folks didn’t see the whole vid all they saw was the part where he appeared to put the child to stand up and not the part where he was dragging him. They made the right decision in my opinion. What was his mama doing for her to not notice he was climbing ? Who goes to a zoo with their child and not pay attn to them ? That bish

  • Buttercup

    Morning Sis. How are you and the Times this morning?

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Sis. How my Butters? We are good. Lil one has no school today, both of his parents are mad that we are at work… lol.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    who said things don’t happen? facing consequences of “things happening” is called being an adult…

  • Low E. TUH!

    AFTER READING A BIT MORE I’M KINDA TORN…DO I BELIEVE HARAMBE COULD’VE KILLED THAT BABY? ABSOLUTELY. SEEING SOME OF THE PICS HAS ME THINKING THAT IT’S A SLIGHT POSSIBILITY HE WAS PROTECTING THE BOY ALSO. TARZAN IS FICTIONAL, BUT THEY LOOKED AFTER HIM AS A BOY. BABY APES ARE CALLED INFANTS TOO AND (NO I DON’T BELIEVE WE CAME FROM MONKEYS) IT’S LIKELY HE WAS DOING WHAT CAME NATURAL.

    …ONCE I CALMED DOWN I’D WHOOP HIS ARSE TOO…JUMPED IN THE DAMN MOAT AFTER I TOLD YOU NO THE FIRST TIME!

  • LibraGirlonly

    It can and did happen. I’m a mother and sometime things distract you. She was attending to her other child.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. When does school get out? Lil Butter got out last week, so he’s already spending the summer with Mama Butter. I’m struggling today. I was outside all day on Sunday on the grill, and my allergies are making me pay for it.

  • Low E. TUH!

    THIS

  • Low E. TUH!

    ***

  • LibraGirlonly

    Come on now! Let’s not bash this mother because WE don’t know her or anything about her. We were not at the scene of the incident so let’s not judge her. I have children and they can be a handful. Some kids are more curious than others who knows?

  • Low E. TUH!

    THE NEW ROOTS?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I’m good. Weekend was nice. Family graduation party and family cookout. Mama Soul made some homemade ice cream that me and Soul3 were gobbling up. How was your weekend?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I’m good. Weekend was nice. Family graduation party and family cookout. Mama Soul made some homemade ice cream that me and Soul3 were gobbling up. How was your weekend?

  • yallcrazy

    Exactly

  • yallcrazy

    Exactly

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    This has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with race. Her or her children’s race is irrelevant.

    What it is as a few have said is a show of parental negligence! The mother (and father if he was there) should have been ESPECIALLY watching him since he was young and curious and you’re in a crowd of people and a potentially dangerous animal nearby. In addition, he JUST SAID he wanted to go in there. I’m a FATHER of 2 and when they were young I knew where they were at all times whether it was just me or their mom was with me.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    This has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with race. Her or her children’s race is irrelevant.

    What it is as a few have said is a show of parental negligence! The mother (and father if he was there) should have been ESPECIALLY watching him since he was young and curious and you’re in a crowd of people and a potentially dangerous animal nearby. In addition, he JUST SAID he wanted to go in there. I’m a FATHER of 2 and when they were young I knew where they were at all times whether it was just me or their mom was with me.

  • Buttercup

    Yummy!!!! My weekend was great. Lil Butter and I went to Mama Butter’s. I just left from down there this morning, so I’m already ret ta go. I’m going to have to find a way to take a nap during lunch.

  • Buttercup

    Yummy!!!! My weekend was great. Lil Butter and I went to Mama Butter’s. I just left from down there this morning, so I’m already ret ta go. I’m going to have to find a way to take a nap during lunch.

  • yallcrazy

    They are dragging the dad through hell. And he’s a completely changed man. The D a ily M ail has the story with the racist comments

  • yallcrazy

    They are dragging the dad through hell. And he’s a completely changed man. The D a ily M ail has the story with the racist comments

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    A female gorilla would potentially protect him. A male does not instinctively protect the young that is not in his “family”

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    A female gorilla would potentially protect him. A male does not instinctively protect the young that is not in his “family”

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Unless they’ve been beaten into submission…you’re right kids are not by nature still little perfect robots. Esp at that age

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Unless they’ve been beaten into submission…you’re right kids are not by nature still little perfect robots. Esp at that age

  • Low E. TUH!

    THEY GOT TEDDY BEARS AND POSTERS AROUND THE ZOO LIKE HARAMBE GOT SHOT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND CHIT…I CANNOT! I WANNA CHUCK THIS DAMN KEYBOARD…BRUH!

  • Branch Davidian

    Too bad they had to shoot that gorilla. I am sitting in a restaurant right now listening to this pain in the ass kid scream. I wish I could throw him and his mom into that pit!!

  • Pebbles

    Criminal

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    It’s gonna be a dupe post cause I used profanity. Idgaf

    Omg. Now this is about race.

    Before it was found out these were blacks…it was “off with her stupid arse negligent head. Dumb arse white hoe”. ?

    Now that they are known to be black, it’s “accidents DO happen, we shouldn’t judge”?

    Fukk folks 2016 man. Truly. I can’t.

  • Buttercup

    Anything to fit the agenda.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You drove all the way up here THIS morning?? No ma’am. I would not have made it. I hope you find an empty conference room you can sneak a quick nap in.

  • Buttercup

    Yep. We went over to a family friend’s house on yesterday, and we didn’t leave until late. I decided I’d just leave while the roosters are still sleeping. I’m paying for it now, but I don’t have Mommy duty after work. It’s going to be dinner then bed.

  • MsSincerity

    LOL!!!

  • SameoleJ

    Her child told her that he was going in there with the gorilla,. Let me tell you, something I know my children and I know they capabilities. I know which one will do exactly what they say and who is just selling wolf tickets. I understand why they felt the need to kill the gorilla, but I also see why the momma has to be held responsible. The child did not fall into the enclosure, he did what he told her he would do and climbed in…..Where was she? Because I don’t let a 4 year old out of my sight for a millisecond…they are too fast to allow them to have a head start.

    Gorilla is dead, child is alive, momma is an idiot and life goes on!!

    Oh and…people are expected an animal to behave unlike an animal. He wasn’t aggressive, as he would have beaten the baby to death. It was all the yelling an confusion that had the ANIMAL unnerved. But again, he is dead and the child is alive and life goes on.

    Perhaps, we should leave animals in their natural habitat and then they could behave naturally in peace. But anyhoo, Happy Tuesday, Everyone!!

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Sis.
    Exactly why I want out. I’m judging, white black or in between. When I first heard the story I knew they were white and dragged, saw the video and said what was Keish and ’em doing and why they ain’t traumatize that baby from the jump, you know how we do. If you get close he gonna eat you …lol!
    Eye still don’t go to the reptile house in places, Momma Time messed me up for LIFE!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This the dumbest crap ever. The gorilla is dead. No life over a human one is my stance. But damn really? Go read the comments from oldest to newest. If even Redeemed COUSIN can say it doesn’t matter if she was black or Edomite, negligence is just that…is that NOT enough?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    For me, it’s only about race as it pertains to them mentioning the father’s criminal history. I don’t know if that would have been relevant with an alabaster. My child ran away from me before in the store. Made it all the way to groceries before a BLACK mama stopped him. After that, cart he went.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    DEAD @ If you get close he gonna eat you! LOL!!!!!!! That’s so true. My mama and aunts sure did that to me and my sis.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Girl!

  • SpillyNillie

    My mom and I watched the video when it first hit the news and it was apparent that the child was black. Why this has become a race issue is beyond me. What it should be, is a human preservation issue. The fact that people are outraged that Harambe was shot and killed to save a HUMAN, not to mention, a CHILD’S LIFE is baffling to me. Countless men and women have lost their lives to wild animals they either owned, trained, or attended to for years. These animals are NEVER domesticated. To say that Harambe wouldn’t have harmed this child is ridiculous. What if the child started to panic and cry? What if he decided to run? The zoo did what they had to do to save his little life, and for that, I am not mad.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I got two out of four that I got to watch like Hawks. They crafty and sneaky.

  • Buttercup

    Awwww, poor baby. Lil Butter’s favorite part of the zoo is the reptile pavilion. It’s pretty much the only thing worth seeing at the Atlanta Zoo. Since WIllie B. died, things went way downhill.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This. ? All I’m pissed off about. Not…”well if the mama were white”

    Bish black and what.

    Keep an eye on your damn kids.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because he had no choice of being where he was.
    He was captured and caged.
    He would probably still be alive if we humans had minded our own business and let him in the jungle where he belongs.

  • Buttercup

    I’ve read them and would have a headache if I didn’t already have one. Yes, given the situation, the right decision was made, but the WHOLE thing could’ve been avoided had someone held that baby’s hand or he was strapped into a stroller.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Well said, Thank you mam. Lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    You have got to be kidding me!!! Well that goes to show you how they think. Gorilla lives matter. lol wow, smh, we are divided but they will surely stick together.

  • SameoleJ

    Man look, my baby boy was always true to his word. If he had told me that he was going into that thing….I would have believed him and we would be over at another exhibit. He was the reason I started believing in the harness when we were at places like this, cause I knew his capabilities. I have to hold the mother responsible for this, as this was NOT his first time doing something fearless, this was his normal behavior.

  • SpillyNillie

    Anytime, Hun.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Played a little rough? He dragged the child through the water twice with the child’s head hitting rock. The child sustained a concussion. It is not safe for a human of any size to “play” with a 400 pound gorilla no matter how much they want to. The animal was becoming increasingly agitated by the crowd. They had no choice but to put him down.

  • Buttercup

    this was NOT his first time doing something fearless, this was his normal behavior.
    ============
    THIS! This incident was not the first time the lad almost gave his parents a heart attack.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I also see why the momma has to be held responsible.
    ^^^^^
    This

  • RespectSelf

    The whole situation is bothersome. We can say this or that should have happened. We could say that the zoo shouldn’t have it to wear a 4 year old is even able to climb, jump, fall into the exhibit. We can say the mother was a bad mom. But the fact is that’s not the case. I’m sure every child has got into something they were not suppose to because parents “looked’ away for a second or two.

    They had to kill him. If the boy would have got seriously hurt or died, then the question would be why didn’t they kill him lol. People need to stop being stupid. They should be happy that they did think to kill an endangered gorilla for a black boy. Black lives matter! lol Is no one considering that?

  • SameoleJ

    The child was crying and screaming, and the gorilla still didn’t attack him. Experts are saying that gorillas drag their young when they feel there is danger, I can’t say if this is correct or not, but apparently in their natural habitat they behave this way. We surely cannot expect an animal to change their natural instincts just because he is an exhibit. I understand why they felt they needed to kill him to save the child, as the darts from the tranqs would have enraged him, but it still boils down to the mother.

  • okeydoke

    This lil boy causing all tyoes of media emotions with people

  • ~~eb

    And a vigil. This is so stupid.

  • Miany

    Fugg this gorilla yo…crakkkas give a Fugg cuz an animal died but justify police use of deadly force daily…Fugg outa hurr with this manufactured crisis

  • Milani

    Because I don’t let a 4 year old out of my sight for a millisecond…they are too fast to allow them to have a head start.
    =============================================
    Milan4, basically…

    When I take him to the store with me, I make him help me push the cart and I have one hand over one of his and help him steer…people look at me crazy because of this, but he’s not their child…he’s mine. I know my son, and if I give him free reign and let him walk without holding his hand the way I do, he will dart off. I’m not taking any chances. If he’s helping me push the cart, that means he’s right in front of me, in my line of sight at all times, and he’s not running around the damn store.

  • SpillyNillie

    I also asked where the skroller was?? My child at that age was hell on wheels. ALWAYS running from me…as a toddler (like most), he was very inquisitive and all over the place. We didn’t go to church w/o that damn stroller…

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ppl have to be more careful. This won’t be the last time sad to say

  • LibraGirlonly

    Some people are saying she is negligent without getting the entire story. DIVIDE and CONQUER is real lol I have some compassion for this women because her child could have been killed by a gorilla and that would have been horrible.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey mainy

  • Miany

    Hey boo….good morning.

  • Buttercup

    They shouldn’t look at you crazy. Lil Butter is 8 and I still do him to same way. He’s super friendly and will strike up a conversation with anyone. We have gone over stranger danger SEW many times, but I still worry someone will snatch up my baby.

  • @cpolk

    I understand that but the child’s life was more valuable, that’s why we have domain over everything, I understand the animal was doing what was in his nature, but that child’s mother should be beat.don’t blame the baby for doing what was in his nature as a child.

  • SpillyNillie

    Yes, the mother should have had a better hold on her child. Most definitely. When I first saw it I said “where his mama at?!?!?!?!!” I’m shocked at how people are outraged that the zoo killed Harambe. It’s an unfortunate event all the way around. But what needed to be done was done.

  • Buttercup

    4 year old legs are little and tire super easy. If there’s a chance we’d be on our feet for more than 30 minutes, that stroller was coming out of the trunk.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Mornin? Crazy world we live in man. It’s exhausting. My entire soul is exhausted?

  • SpillyNillie

    That stroller and his sippy cup saved my life…

  • LibraGirlonly

    That is true regardless if the mother turned her head for a second or not who knows but The gorilla had to go.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I’m not a mother yet and I respect your opinion as you are a mother but as a consequence of this event, I don’t think it’s extreme to ban this family from zoos. This whole event was messy and costly (and thank God that child is still alive), they just need to go home and stay there for a while.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Thank you for your honesty!!! Lol if it’s Becky with the good hair it’s a mistake but if it’s a black women she is a bad mom. I’m with you FOH with the BS.

  • MissyJ

    Morning!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Good morning. Kdubb’s Memorial Day tater salad gave me the runs?

  • SpillyNillie

    In this case, all lives matter. I saw a CHILD and nothing else. I don’t play when it comes to children, regardless of color. But apparently, many people saw a black child, thus an irresponsible black mother, and a jailbird daddy. I’m just glad the lil fella is ok.

  • Buttercup

    Morning Miss Missy.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    That was low key shade @Dubb. She’s the one that be talm bout how I make everything about race?

  • SpillyNillie

    MurnTing!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I repeat what you are saying but I think that’s a bit extreme. Be careful of what you ask for because everyone is not treated equally.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Not me. Kdub don’t eat no tater salad nor makes it. Me allergic to eggs. Maybe some bad undercooked chicken my kids made or something that gotcho ass

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Heller!

  • Just Keya

    Morning all. First off, how are people mad over killing an animal to save a child? Smdh. No value for human life. At all. Second, over the weekend my aunt gonna say the mom should of jumped in the cage or whatever to save her son. I side eyes the entire hell out of her because SHE was not jumping no damn place. Third, what zoo is this where you can climb into the thing with the animals?! Come on now. Parents I know it’s hard with more than one kid, however please do your best to keep them with you.

  • Just Keya

    Hey hey

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I is here. Morning people.

  • Buttercup

    Hey SweetButt.

  • LibraGirlonly

    You are absolutely right I’m glad you said what you said but they don’t hear you. Lol

  • RespectSelf

    Right! me too. It’s a bittersweet situation. I just hope that the zoo considers making some changes.

  • alwayznillin

    I have to disagree with you on that one. The zoo keepers were justified in killing the gorilla. The gorilla was dragging the child. Although, I don’t think the gorilla was trying to hurt the boy. However, the gorilla was aggressively handling the boy, which could have easily resulted in the the boy’s death.

  • Genia Gouch

    Bet the family get a bill for a Gorilla later this month….

  • MissyJ

    You here? Or you here like me? Bare-Lee

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Mornin. I’m here too. Woke up with my peen glued to my thigh? Wet dreams taint no joke?

  • Just Keya

    Let me go re-read this story, because I’m trying to understand where the Black Lives Matter comes in at in this story. ?

  • imright

    every1s an expert when its not them n the situation. ? fck that gorilla

  • SpillyNillie

    Sweets!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I agree

  • Pamela

    FCKU ‘It’s in our nature to be caring’. Where has all this caring gotten us with yt people? No where!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Folks mad. In short:

    The gorilla had to go. Most all of us are in agreement that Grape Ape had to die.

    The daddy criminal background is brung up why? That’s races.

    The mama should have kept a better eye on her kid or NONE of this would be an issue.

  • SpillyNillie

    OT: Did we get a post of Angela Simmons and her baby bump? I been ducked off for 5+ days…

  • Buttercup

    Honey, some folks only have a one track mind.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Unpopular opinion: RIP HARAMBE! They should not have killed that gorilla!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Calm down no need to be upset with me lol I agree it has gotten us nowhere but black still care about other races while other races don’t care about what happens to black people. Just the other day I was watched a reporter ask a Chinese lady how she feel about Obama and the Chinese woman said if she had a gun she would shoot him. I was just like wow you want to shoot the man and you all the way in China. Smh so yes I think black people do care about everyone. I’m talking about decent folk not rotten apples.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Calm down no need to be upset with me lol I agree it has gotten us nowhere but black still care about other races while other races don’t care about what happens to black people. Just the other day I was watched a reporter ask a Chinese lady how she feel about Obama and the Chinese woman said if she had a gun she would shoot him. I was just like wow you want to shoot the man and you all the way in China. Smh so yes I think black people do care about everyone. I’m talking about decent folk not rotten apples.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Grape Ape? Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    But yeah, ditto to everything you said.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Grape Ape? Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    But yeah, ditto to everything you said.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Sally

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Sally

  • 88

    Trigger happy white man shooting first asking questions later what else is new?

  • 88

    Trigger happy white man shooting first asking questions later what else is new?

  • SpillyNillie

    The daddy criminal background is brung up why?
    _______________________________________
    Still don’t understand the relevancy in this.

  • SpillyNillie

    The daddy criminal background is brung up why?
    _______________________________________
    Still don’t understand the relevancy in this.

  • MissyJ

    we did… it’s about 3 floors down I belee

  • MissyJ

    we did… it’s about 3 floors down I belee

  • Baron

    Zoos sicken me. The capture of these amazing creatures just for our entertainment is deplorable.

  • Baron

    Zoos sicken me. The capture of these amazing creatures just for our entertainment is deplorable.

  • GubmentCheeze

    I’ve watched the video a few times since it happened and I feel like the gorilla should have been shot. Regardless of his “gentle” nature his strength could have killed that child at any moment. When he was dragging that boy my heart was beating a mile a minute…now as far as the child’s parents they should be charged with neglect and be fined the amount it cost to raise Harambe since birth. Mother should have kept an eye on her spawn….If you cant watch them dont have them smh.

  • GubmentCheeze

    I’ve watched the video a few times since it happened and I feel like the gorilla should have been shot. Regardless of his “gentle” nature his strength could have killed that child at any moment. When he was dragging that boy my heart was beating a mile a minute…now as far as the child’s parents they should be charged with neglect and be fined the amount it cost to raise Harambe since birth. Mother should have kept an eye on her spawn….If you cant watch them dont have them smh.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Hold on a sec, just hold the fk on. Yesterday you said the same same thing about the basketball player who was blasted thru the door…this time a little black boy was SAVED by the white man, so what’s the problem!

  • 88

    So I guess all the white men who lynched black men were saving the other black ppl from them right?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    so what’s the problem!
    ^^^^^^
    Da white man

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Me either, but it would explain why Black Lives Matter? Protocol…I remember when that White girl and Black girl were missing at the same time…Only the White girl got media coverage…It was justified by saying the Black girls Deddy had a criminal record…Black lives matter…Regardless of the Fathers background? Idk tho?

  • GubmentCheeze

    This woman has four kids if she knew her child was a handful she should have only brought two of her brood. That baby walked through a fence and another one to get into the cage. Momma wasn’t looking and should be charged with neglect and the cost of the gorilla’s living up to his date of death.

  • SpillyNillie

    A lot, I mean a lot of people where in agreement with your aunt..a mother’s instinct I guess. I’m not sure how I would have felt or reacted at that moment…

  • Buttercup

    Alladis!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Fair enough.

  • MissHarlem

    Didn’t muster up enough care. ? in any event summer is approaching ????

  • GubmentCheeze

    Oh and just to let yall know I think the mother runs or owns a daycare in Cincinnati…..

  • Buttercup

    Please tell me you’re kidding

  • SpillyNillie

    Please don’t start this. Not on the cusp of Roots airing on tv last night. I’m trying to touch and agree with dese wyte folks the best I can today…

  • melissaisasnob

    It’s a scientific fact that some people cannot feel life unless they are feeling it with anger and sadness. To feel they have to hate.

  • Pamela

    I hear you. I just get so mad to know we are so hated when all we want is to be treated equally and left the h#@ll alone

  • GubmentCheeze

    Thats what I read…Little Blossoms Academy….I would post the website but I dont want Auntie banishing me…

  • SpillyNillie

    YAAASSSSSSSS! And my son is with his deddy ALL summer long. The summer is mine!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Summer is indeed approaching. I’m 16 colon cleanses away from being 2 piece ready, praise Xenu? Imma be stuntin on deez hoes??

  • iWasteTime

    Why I come back. The Gorilla was lynching folks?!?!?
    I just wanted to talk chit about OKC and the hapless Cavs!
    All I wanted today!

  • SpillyNillie

    Not 16!! Please opt for only 2…

  • MissHarlem

    Get it boo

  • Buttercup

    You said that are letting you be great? Hahaha

  • Milani

    God, can we please get a new post

  • felinelurker

    Her child told her that he was going in there with the gorilla,. Let me tell you, something I know my children and I know they capabilities
    ===================================================
    Exact reason why Feline9 wasn’t allowed to go on a cruise when he was 4 bc he boldly said he was going to jump from the boat into the water…

  • MissHarlem

    Enjoy and take advantage

  • SpillyNillie

    Indeed!

  • iWasteTime

    OH GOD!
    NO ONE showed up Today!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    So you got Golden State in the Finals?

  • melissaisasnob

    Baby mama and baby daddy looking miserable af.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    I hear what your saying but I need more info before rushing judgement on mother because it don’t take but a split second for a child that age to get away even when your watching them. I also disagree that they should be fined if it was indeed a tragic incident.

  • SpillyNillie

    The Gorilla was lynching folks?!?!?
    ____________________________
    DEAD!!

    But why I wanted OKC to win…

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    +1.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Bare-Lee.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Heeyyyy Boo.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    The Gorilla was lynching folks?!?!?

    ^^^^^^^
    He was races too. He was raised up by…da white man. Keep the hell UP sis. Jesus.

  • Buttercup

    She may as well put in an application for Babies R Us, because that’s the closest she’s going to come to working with kids again.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You sure it was just a wet dream? Maybe he left before you woke up.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Hey Suga.

  • nicelyput32

    I would have rather seen OKC and the CAVS instead of a rematch. Oh well, it is what it is.

  • GubmentCheeze

    I understand your view but this could have been prevented and knowing now that the mother has her own daycare just shows now neglectful she is. Everyday she is put in charge of kids and she can’t watch her own???

  • nicelyput32

    LOL

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I read daycare administrator in that article I posted last night with the dad criminal history. But owner isnt far fetched. Which is why I am still, and aint gonna stop harping on how negligent she is.

  • GubmentCheeze

    EXACTLY!!!

  • Hugga Bunch

    He treated the boy the exact same way he’s been treated for years, like a side show act…this was literally, monkey see monkey do. Sad.

  • iWasteTime

    I laughed so hard at this! !

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    But bc she isnt Becky then she is NOT negligent. *sarcasm to the nth degree*

  • LibraGirlonly

    I agree with you. I wonder how much dog barking for the white man pays? We tear each other down we don’t need help with it

  • i troll it like i see it

    Sometimes yes lol, but this time? Nooooo. Harambe was killed, to save the boy.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    hi?

  • Paige

    A life is not a life. The gorilla is an animal!! What is wrong with you and everyone who upvoted this comment??!!

  • iWasteTime

    I love Andre Iguodala, Klay and Steph. I’m over the rematch though. Cavs didn’t get any faster, but Llebron on a mission. Should be interesting.
    I got the guys going up on FB though. So may GSW haters

  • Milani

    Hey love!!!

  • iWasteTime

    Yes ma’am

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Hopefully the media provides us with more information surrounding the incident. If she is indeed a daycare owner, that’s not going to last to much longer once folks get a wind of this.

  • SpillyNillie

    OT: I see Common (Lawd, in all his glory!) is on with Kelly Ripa. She has a thing for black men…

  • SpillyNillie

    I like Iguodala and Curry too, but I also like Durant and Westbrook. But I LOVE Lebron…this will be interesting..

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    You are being a tad bit unrealistic here. There are white kids whose parents are being charged when their kids are KILLED by mutt ass dog attacks for being negligent. You dont think this lady should be charged for being negligent AT ALL? Not a slap on the hand? Nothing should be said to her? Why NOT?

  • iWasteTime

    I watched her and Jussie a little yesterday.
    Black the next step from Latino …lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    Let’s not rush to judge the mother. If she shows negligence while dealing with children she should be investigated but if this was a singular incident then I don’t see why I should judge her for being a bad mom. Kids can get away from you no matter how great of a mother you think you are.

  • Buttercup

    Ummmmm, humans are animals too.

  • Milani

    NEW POST – More on this story (the pappy’s criminal history)

  • nicelyput32

    I got to admit, I didn’t want to love Steph but oh well. I do, just him though not the team. I like the
    CAVS then OKC. I would have been so torn if both made it to the Finals.

  • nicelyput32

    This is me with the exception of Iguodala.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    My position is this…lets wait and hear all the facts before condemning this woman. It’s like the man who killed the pregnant woman while driving…most were ready to roast him. After they found out he had a heart attack, most were understanding. I used to work CPS so I know that tragic unfortunate accidents do happen even to vigilant parents.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Finally huh lol but let’s talk. If it is shown that this mother was negligent by all means she should be investigated but let’s wait to see and not rush to judgement. Black people don’t get the same kind of justice white peoples get so that is why I don’t want to rush to judge this lady. I would want the same thing for myself wouldn’t you?

  • LibraGirlonly

    That’s all I am saying Gesh!!!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Im here for Klay. Dude got them to Game 7 almost single handedly and has stepped his game up as far as leading. I am digging him.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Ditto

  • iWasteTime

    Sandra invested in this story, NEW Post!
    The Dad

  • nicelyput32

    I saw the show earlier. There was a lot of cheesing between him and Maya Rudolph.

  • Wayup!

    According to reports Harambe had just turned 17…there are only 10 if his type left in the world apparently ?…yeah yall care ?

  • the guest

    AGREED.

    The mother is negligent and should be held accountable.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Where did I say that the child’s life wasn’t more valuable?
    My point was that we need to stop caging animals for our viewing pleasure.
    Basically the ape was punished for being a victim of circumstance.

  • shun king

    PETA not the one making the uproar

  • @cpolk

    I understand that too

  • BTweekin

    Yes They Are! This is half of the original article. Click the news link in this article for the full story & the statement PETA Released.

  • Anonymouse

    Grow up and stop calling this mother a b*****.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?????

  • ChocolateChick84

    LET’S GO CAVS!!!!!

  • shun king

    Exactly proven by research. And you black folk if you want to know about the feeling they have towards blacks it’s the Same feeling you guys have saying Obama doing a good job but he is massacring Muslims women and kids.hey they not black why does it matter,

  • Sheyonce

    Obviously the mother wasn’t properly watching her children, but I’m shocked that none of the “witnesses” stepped in to stop him. Poor kid, and poor gorilla. This is sad all around.

  • Miany

    Hey Bren….child when I tell you I’m exhausted it’s an understatement….first thing I heard this am was Tommy Sotomayor ignant, racist azz…Chile I’m through with today

  • the guest

    RIGHT ON!!!!!

  • ChocolateChick84

    King James & co. in 6! Bron is on a mission to hush haters this season!

  • MocaPretty

    I would have pushed the mother down there she should have been watching him. I also think the zoo officials did what they had to do bc although the gorilla may have appeared to be protecting the boy we cannot know for sure its intentions. SMDH hold on to your kids in public places period!

  • shun king

    i know PETA made a statement but peta is not them yt folks at my job in the cafeteria talking about the kid should not have went in there, or they should have let the animal live

  • kekeb

    How can people be so judgemental????!!!! If you turn your head for 3 seconds Kids can get into shyt JUST LIKE YOUR KIDS. This doesn’t make her a bad mother. This was an ACCIDENT that happened to happen at the zoo instead of school or home or the grocery store. Period

  • kekeb

    Huh? That’s way too harsh. This was a mistake. Last I checked gorillas don’t have a soul, sooooo a child’s existence trumps that of a gorilla. should they have let the child die and the gorilla maul him to death because he accidentally fell into his habitat??

  • bluntt

    God saved that boy by putting a spirit of calm in his soul. What a miracle he did not react like a normal child. His stillness and quietness is the reason he’s alive today. WOW. Thank you Jesus. Any other toddler would have screamed and cried until that gorilla attacked.

  • bluntt

    For real! Mommy right here my arse. Some mother.

  • slim3542

    Ok so we’re mad that the same race of people that used entrapped Blacks in human zoos for money/entertainment…and hunt/kill/entrap animals for money/entertainment that don’t mind knocking off this Gorilla without a thought……..

  • Insaneindamembwane

    Yeah poor babies. They make 25 mil per year and live the life of a king. Genius comment and you are a hypocrite racist. Have many double standards? Funny how people like you claim racism but are the same people who walk around yelling white racist comments. I guess it’s ok for you to do it but not anyone else?

  • Insaneindamembwane

    Yeah stupid lazy cunt got two gorillas killed. How can she be that distracted to let her son jump over an animal enclosure? She should be in jail along with the idiot who made the racist comment above.

  • slim3542

    MY ONLY WISH IS FOR WHEN THE SUN OF GOD NEARS JUST A TAD BIT CLOSER TO THIS PLANET….JUST A TAD BIT…….

  • slim3542

    WHY DOES THE SUN HATE NEANDERTHALS??