Deonne Dickerson Michelle Gregg

Animal lovers continue to vent their outrage at Cincinnati Zoo officials over the senseless murder of an endangered gorilla on Saturday.

The incident unfolded Saturday morning when a precocious 4-year-old boy crawled under a railing, over some rocks and through some bushes before dropping 10-12 feet into the Gorilla World Exhibit.

The boy, who is safe at home, was at the zoo with his parents Michelle Gregg, 32, and Deonne Dickerson, 36, and his 3 siblings.

After the boy hit the water, two female gorillas moved away from him. But a 450-pound male named Harambe ambled over and stood over the boy protecting him, according to eyewitnesses.

As the crowd of onlookers screamed and yelled, the animal became agitated and dragged the surprisingly calm boy away from the chaotic scene.

Harambe dragged the boy out of the water and up onto rocks where he placed the boy between his massive arms in a protective stance.

Nothing in the video indicates the boy was in danger or harmed before the zoo’s dangerous animal response SWAT team gunned down the gorilla for no reason.

After viewing new video footage of the incident it’s easy to see why people are so outraged. Over 300,000 animal lovers joined the ‘Justice for Harambe’ Facebook page.

Rather than condemn zoo officials for their unnecessary and over-the-top response, the global media chose to focus on Mr. Dickerson’s decade-old criminal record.

Criminal filings against Dickerson stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap.

In 2006 he was sentenced to one year behind bars for a drug trafficking conviction.
But in numerous pictures posted on Dickerson’s Facebook site in recent years he appears to have turned his life around to become the proud father of four. Source

But the UK’s Daily Mail also points out that Dickerson, who is from Atlanta, turned his life around after studying at Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio and now works as a sorter at a Cincinnati industrial equipment supplier.

Facebook photos show Dickerson and Gregg as loving parents who dote on their 4 children.

Gregg also works currently as the administrator at a Cincinnati pre-school, where she is tasked with supervising other people’s children.

She had to stop Dickerson from climbing into the exhibit after his son, according to witnesses.

New evidence reveals Cincinnati Zoo officials shot Harambe in response to the incident in Santiago, Chile involving a mentally deranged man who stripped naked and served himself to hungry lions to be eaten in a bid to commit suicide 2 weeks ago.

Zoo officials there shot and killed 2 lions. The news made headlines all over the world.

Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard confirmed that the zoo’s response team “practiced drills” and held “table top discussions” after the Chile Zoo incident.

They probably couldn’t wait to gun down an innocent animal and make world headlines themselves.

What they didn’t expect was the outrage that would ensue after killing Harambe.

Chilean Zoo lions

In the past, zoo officials used other non-violent measures to separate animals from things that fell into their enclosure.

Animal experts say the use of deadly force was completely unnecessary based on new video that shows the animal was protecting the boy.

Ian Redmond, the chairman of the Gorilla Organization, told CNN: “When gorilla or other apes have things they shouldn’t have, keepers will negotiate with them, bring food, their favorite treats, pineapple or some kind of fruit that they don’t know and negotiate with them.”

Deidre Lykins, a visitor at the zoo that day, blamed the zoo and the inadequately secured enclosure. She wrote on Facebook: “This mother was not negligent and the zoo did an awesome job handling the situation!

“This was an open exhibit! Which means the only thing separating you from the gorillas, is a 15 ish foot drop and a moat and some bushes!”

Deonne Dickerson Michelle Gregg

Another witness, Kim O’Connor, told WLWT News she heard the boy asking his mother about getting into the water before she heard a splash, followed by frantic yelling.

According to O’Connor, the gorilla looked like he was trying to protect the boy from panicked bystanders who may have aggravated the tense situation.

“I don’t know if the screaming did it or too many people hanging on the edge, if he thought we were coming in, but then he pulled the boy down away further from the big group,” she said.

Cincinnati Zoo Director Maynard confirmed the boy was not under attack, but he still called it a “life threatening situation” even though the boy’s life was never threatened.

Maynard, who was not at the scene on Saturday, gave other feeble excuses such as the animal was “disoriented” and “agitated”.

“Looking back we would make the same decision,” he said during a press conference on Monday.

“We are heartbroken about losing Harambe, but a child’s life was in danger and a quick decision had to be made,” he added.

“We’re the ones who took the loss on this- you can trust me, a lot of people expressed concerns, but it doesn’t affect anyone as much as the people at the zoo.

“This is a very big loss to the zoo- not just an emotional loss, but a loss to a key conservation and breeding program.”

But the zoo director insisted the barriers were secure, saying: “Do you know any four-year-olds? They can climb over anything”

“This is an animal [that] with one hand, I have seen take a coconut and crush it,” he said.

But a child is not a coconut — and Harambe knew the difference. Too bad the humans at the zoo weren’t as smart as Harambe was on Saturday.

Deonne Dickerson Michelle Gregg




  • Low E. TUH!

    BUT…THE ONE FEMALE LION LOOKING ON LIKE “ION WANT THE RETARDED CLONE MEAT”

  • nucynu25

    I have watched this video a couple of times to look at the perceptions others may have concluded… The officials basically said that if they tranquilers the effects if it may have agitated the gorilla or taken too long ..speaking as a parent ..I ain’t taking no chances with mine…I feel as if it was between the gorilla or the baby ..sad story but the right choice was made

  • Buttercup

    The child’s father’s criminal history has nothing to do with the price of tea in China.

  • melissaisasnob

    Well, a new post was asked for. LOL.

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

    I’m over this story

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He could have very well been trying to protect the boy but what other choice do you have in getting the child out of harm’s way? Tranquilizing him would have further agitated the animal….Lord knows what would have happened if they chose to go that route. It’s an unfortunate situation but the child’s life matters above anything else. Can’t believe we’re debating this.

  • SpillyNillie

    But a child is not a coconut — and Harambe knew the difference. Too bad the humans at the zoo weren’t as smart as Harambe was on Saturday.
    ______________________________________________________
    Say whet? Just what is being said here? The child should have remained with Harambe until zoo officials decided on a better tactic?

    Justice for Harambe- REALLY?

    The father’s criminal record is void in this case. It proves what?

    This is really starting to piss me off.

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

    I don’t want to argue. Some people will feel like it’s the mothers fault, some people will feel it’s the zoo’s fault for not providing baby sitting services, heck some people think it’s the gorilla’s fault for being a gorilla. Sue yourselves and go away. I want to read juicy gossip

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    That pissed me off and still does.

  • SpillyNillie

    EXACTLY!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    So…yeah. I’m gonna go earn my paycheck. Later.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    some people think it’s the gorilla’s fault for being a gorilla.

    ^^^^^^
    He shoulda been born a giraffe. They never get shot.

  • Chauncey Brooks

    Where is the surveillance video showing what Ms Gregg was doing during the time her son fell & got Harambe murdered in cold blood (by Animal SWAT). @ least it will help curtail the online public’s suspicions & conspiracies on the animal farm. #LONGLIVEHARAMBE

  • SpillyNillie

    Grabs your hand…I’m going with…

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Human lives over those of an animal. Not sure why this is hard.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lmao that was funny thank you!!!!????

  • nucynu25

    I wonder if this was little Becky or Scott…would the gorillas life matter more …

  • LibraGirlonly

    Opinions are like A holes everybody has one. All we can do is give an option about someone else’s life and I think it’s pretty ridiculous to judge someone without knowing who they are but we do it everyday.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “…but what other choice do you have in getting the child out of harm’s way?”
    ————

    I’m not trying to be argumentative (really, I’m not), but did you see this part?

    Ian Redmond, the chairman of the Gorilla Organization, told CNN: “When gorilla or other apes have things they shouldn’t have, keepers will negotiate with them, bring food, their favorite treats, pineapple or some kind of fruit that they don’t know and negotiate with them.”

  • MissyJ

    Guess we gotta specify when asking for a new post.. we wants new information as well…. But thanks Auntie anyway, cause I won’t be the cause of us getting stuck in here AWL DAY

  • Soon2BWife

    Zoos, the circus, Seaworld, and exhibit that hunts, traps, confines wild animals should be abolished. Period.

  • free

    i agree with “DAD” up top.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you read the post? Did you look at the top picture? The child is sitting on the rocks chilling while the animal protects him.

  • TheRealLee

    How is his father’s past anything to do with this terrible event. People are angry and the family is being excoriated in the media but the blame is shared by everyone that didn’t take proper precautions.

  • nucynu25

    That was my first reaction ..where tha heck were the parents but as a parent I know we aren’t perfect ..things happen so fast

  • free

    everybody is a gorilla expert today…. we gotta add that to SR’s very long resume, as well.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Dear Chauncey, the mother was trying to keep the father from climbing into the enclosure, where he surely would’ve been shot too.

  • Paige

    Exactly! I am so sick of these people who believe animals are on the same levels as humans. And these same people will walk by a dying man on the street.

  • Shay boogie

    I find it hard to believe that people feel you that if you have sympathy for the killing of the animal that you somehow can’t understand why it had to happen. Like that part has nothing to do with if it was Scott or Timothy. Regardless, it’s still sad the animal had to die when he ain’t want to be in their funky ass exhibit anyway.

  • free

    have things…or have a 4 year old?

  • SpillyNillie

    This is the most I’ve laughed at this situation. What if Harambe had decided to slap the shat out of that keeper? What if the keeper had agitated him? Then the keeper and child would’ve been in danger. What about keepers who have lost their lives to zoo animals they trusted and did not fear? Come on people!!!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    “The Cincinnati preschool where Gregg works, Little Blossoms Academy, was overwhelmed with angry Facebook messages and posts on its page after her name was made public.

    The preschool, where Gregg is an administrator, according to Ohio records, wrote, “On behalf of the Little Blossoms Academy, we feel it is appropriate for us to remove comments or images posted to this page that in any way reference Michelle Gregg, her child, or the recent horrible incident that occurred at the Cincinnati Zoo.”

  • the guest

    EXACTLY!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Same difference. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the zoo overreacted.

  • free

    damn yall, leave lil blossoms alone!

  • LibraGirlonly

    In a perfect word there may be a such thing as perfect parenting but this here world is far from perfect.

  • nucynu25

    And these same people will walk by a dying man on the street…
    That part tho..complete truth

  • the guest

    It’s the mother’s fault!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What if, what if… We can “what if” and speculate all day long. The evidence shows the boy was not in any danger.

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

    Folks sick.

  • NegroDamus

    is was pro gorilla when I thought it was white folk..now not so much. oh and why the lioness is tossing that mans salad, ass gone get pank eye

  • LibraGirlonly

    You got that right they will walk right on by.

  • SpillyNillie

    Sandra, you do your job well chile! How was your Memorial Day weekend?

  • Buttercup

    They got on that FB page like the roses get on folks line when they’ve done misconduct.

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

    Folks threatening to kill that woman and alladat is so unnecessary.

  • free

    wake up call for parents who are slipping. i’m terrified of pervs so i keep my eye on my child in all public places. you got to do the head count. i think it was said she had more kids than she could really keep an eye on, especially if they don’t respect what she says. that lil bad azz went in the pit anyway after she told him no. i thank God he is alive.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks Shay.

  • free

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Hugga Bunch

    Came in only to walk out with you…some stories…you just can’t…have a great day!

  • Tammie Reed

    Everytime I hear the mom yelling out to her son, It irks my a** cuz ain’t no way in hell I would be that damn calm! I would have needed a damn tranquilizer myself, these damn new-age moms lawd! The dad from my hometown too lawd!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    LOL

  • LibraGirlonly

    It’s the zoos fault

  • SpillyNillie

    The evidence only shows that a child was trapped in an apes den until he was rescued. We can go back and forth and debate this all day. The should’a, could’a, woulda’s are endless. At the end of the day, Harambe is in the everlasting Ape Kingdom and the life of a four year old child was SAVED. THE END.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I already knew she was gonna get death threats. Which I dont agree with. JUST like I didnt agree with them doing threats to kill the WHITE dentist who killed Cecil.

    Threw that tidbit the hell on IN since everything is related to damn race. Before someone says…WELL if she were WHITE…

    FOMGDF

  • free

    girl, i woulda have been dead. y’all would have seen me beating that mofo with my purse, running, wrestling, etc.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Misconduct like hell.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think this is a wake up call to other zoos to secure their enclosures better and not be trigger happy just to generate headlines.

  • free

    he ain’t the first and he won’t be the last.

  • nucynu25

    Right, this is defintely an eye opener. I bought my son to the zoo for Mothers Day, he wore my ass out I could not keep up..
    Thankfully we have a little water park at our zoo which is small but big enough for him to run & splash …

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

    Did you see where the guy said Harambe popped a coconut with one hand, what would have happened to Isaiah?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It was very nice, thank you. The weather was a little too hot, but my gardenia tree and petunias loved the bright sunshine. ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They did the same thing to Tamir Rice.
    The so-called librul media criminalized him by publicizing his parents’ brushes with the law.
    They do it to all black males who haven’t committed any crimes.

  • Paige

    I do blame the mother. When I take my son to the zoo I’m like flies on shit with him. Anything could happen. Naturally kids like to jump and climb. You always have to keep a watchful eye.

  • JerseyMom

    Meanwhile no public outrage of the murder of Navy Veteran and Mom India Kager by Virginia Beach SWAT on 9/5/2015 while 4 month old son in back seat.

    Kager’s murder caught on 7Eleven surveillance video:

    http://pinkcottonent.blogspot.com/2016/03/india-kager-killing-7-eleven-video.html?m=1

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Speak Harambe

  • SpillyNillie

    You have a green thumb, aye? Mine’s blacker than a cast iron skillet…

  • nucynu25

    So you think if it was Scotty or Timonthy their parents face would’ve been dragged through the mud ? You think if it was little Scotty a 10 yr old criminal record would’ve been brought up? Cmon now..
    A whole trailer park family just got murdered & I ain’t heard shit abt they crimal history
    ..AM SLEEP THO

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wrong.

    The ‘librul’ media will make sure that the world sees this kids’ actions as a result of bad parenting.

  • LibraGirlonly

    The water park sounds fun. I never liked going to the zoo. The animals look miserable enclosed behind cages.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you read the post?

  • Tammie Reed

    exactly lol

  • Shay boogie

    I’m not referencing the criminal record or them being dragged….. I specifically spoke about people who feel that sympathy towards the animal is unwarranted.

  • nucynu25

    Would’ve been done there..and would not hhve been holding hubby back …I would’ve been telling him to get my damn baby

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

    They tried that. It worked for the females but not Harambe. He injured the child and could have killed him.

  • iWasteTime

    lmaoooo!

  • ReadingUfromTX

    I will say this and then go to the kona. Sandra, I respect you stance on this but in this instance your wrong. The child was in GRAVE danger. He was treated like a rag doll by a 400 + lb agitated beast that is known to have great strength in one hand. Plus he was terrified and crying which only added fuel to the fire. As stated in the previous article, the child was lucky that he didn’t sustain any broken bones.

  • Paige

    If it was Becy or Scott we wouldn’t be having this convo. Nobody would care the ape had been shot. And the zoo keeper would have a gold medal.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don’t feel bad. It took a year, but I finally figured out to keep my plants alive and thriving.

  • LibraGirlonly

    ??????? Ditto!!!!

  • Guest who

    Neither one looked like they felt like running after the boy lol just sayin

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Have they ever negotiated with a gorilla when a child’s life is involved? This is a different situation.

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

    The boy got a concussion from being dragged.

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

    Did you? I saw the video. He had to be put down. End of discussion.

  • Shay boogie

    Now, in reference to what you mentioned. I think the animal rights folks and the gay folks are kindred spirits and drag anyone for filth with no care. I’m not surprised his criminal past was mentioned. It’s ameriKKKa

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Huh? Did we watch the same video?

  • SpillyNillie

    Didn’t you cover a story concerning a little white girl in an incident sorta like this a while back?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Concussion” is the new catchphrase for a little bump on the head.

  • Buttercup

    Who are you and what have you done with Roderick? Wait, don’t answer that. I’m just going to enjoy the sarcasm in the beginning of your comment.

  • Buttercup

    Bwahahahaha. You need to stop.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Have you had your coffee yet?!!! Lol…

  • ReadingUfromTX

    I’m referring to the 2 plus minute video you posted in the other post.

  • mela.reign77

    Good morning everyone I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
    I watched the video several times and it appeared to me that the silverback was trying to protect the child. However he was a 450 pound Gorilla so anything could have happened to the child. I did question why and how did he get in there in the first place and why wasn’t his mother keeping a closer eye on him, but it’s easier to speculate from the outside looking in. I am just grateful that the child is doing good because although Hambre or whatever the Gorilla name was is dead. I would rather see the child still alive and breathing then him. Not to sound so harsh but yep, that’s my thoughts on the matter.
    🙂

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don’t try it. Harambe did not intentionally injure the child. He was protecting him. The boy was injured when he fell 10 feet into the enclosure.

  • LibraGirlonly

    What she did probably saved her child’s life.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That’s what I was referring to.

  • NegroDamus

    have you seen how many hood or unstable chicks treat their children..yet they continue to have the right to procreate

  • nucynu25

    I do have sympathy for ole Harambe but I have more for the child ..

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

    Was he protecting Isaiah before or after he ragged him across the water. before or after the concussion.

  • nucynu25

    Basically

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

    Ma’am.

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

    Maybe, just maybe that’s what helped.

  • Wayup!

    Wait Zoo’s have SWAT teams now ????

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Ok did you not see the Gorilla drag the boy from here to yonder and then back again?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yep unm huh

  • iWasteTime

    I blame everybody but the baby and the gorilla.
    The Zoo, Mom, Dad, Ancestors, family slave owners, bystanders. Everybody got their camera out but no one saw him climb under the gate, up the rocks, through the damn bushes and then make the 15 foot drop.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If they were black you won’t see it on Fox News even though it involved a veteran.

    A couple of years ago a black vet was dressing his partially paralyzed wife when some cops looking for some other relatives who lived in the home and were alleged drug dealers burst in and attacked him and his wife.

    Old boy tried to show them his military ID but they didn’t care. The po po kept beating his a$$.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    So what? Our cave men ancestors used to drag women by the hair. Harambe moved the boy away from what he believed was a dangerous situation.

  • NegroDamus

    yew stewpid…kee kee kee

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The Zoo, Mom, Dad, Ancestors, family slave owners, bystanders.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    dead

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

    It doesn’t matter if it was intentional. You can’t trust a 400 pound gorilla with a child. He could have killed the child by accident.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Damn

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He received the so-called “concussion” when he fell 10 feet into the enclosure.

  • Chauncey Brooks

    So there is no surveillance video to support your comment ( & why would the father have been shot). Reads like 100% conjecture in your comment.

  • melissaisasnob

    It’s was hot outside.

  • Buttercup

    Wait. Is the child’s name Isaiah? Did his mom lose Isaiah? I think that’s my queue to do some work.

  • sunni_daze

    That little boy was able to do alot of climbing and crawling without being noticed by his parents. Sorry I blame the parents watch your damn kids or keep they ass at home and watch Nat’l Geographics.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I was pointing out that the media trashes black parents.

    Just like they trashed Tamir Rice’s parents who had nothing to do with him being shot.

  • Nonya Bizness

    If it was mine, he wouldn’t have ended up in the d amn Gorilla enclosure. First off we never would have been at the zoo, because animals belong in the wild, and second, if it’s open and a 15 ft drop like is being described, I would be over the top all over my kids.Where does the mother’s responsibility come in to play? That zoo was wrong, the mom should have watched her kid better, and the mom stopped the dad from going in after the kid? What does she do for her kids besides yell “Mommy’s here”? She “was distracted” and the kid fell, THEN she stops the kids dad from trying to rescue the kid? No way, She’s triflin af.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Ok i’ll bite. So in your version of things as you see it, what do you think should of happened to resolve the incident where the child survived?

  • Shay boogie

    *slaps forehead*

  • LibraGirlonly

    Our ancestors were not cave men. Lol wow you got the wrong people

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    The Zoo, Mom, Dad, Ancestors, family slave owners, bystanders.

    ^^^^^^^^^
    chile

  • SpillyNillie

    I have sympathy for both. However, my sympathy for Harambe doesn’t out way my sympathy for the child. Some that sympathize with Harmabe have no sympathy for the child nor for his mother. In their eyes it’s her fault and Harmabe was unjustly (Justice for Harambe) murdered because of the mother’s negligence. If you ask me, the zoo is mainly at fault. No man, woman, child, or dog should’ve been able to fall into the exhibit.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I thought my readers were rational, critical thinkers who could see the zoo overreacted in this situation. I guess I was wrong.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I’m sick of people going to the animals HOME, invading it, then the animal paying the ultimate price due to human’s stupidity. It’s a sad sad world when animals take better care of their offspring an even humans than some humans do.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Weeps.

  • Buttercup

    I know. I enjoyed it :biggrin:

  • Mystery User

    I’m tired of people taking their kids out in public and not controlling them. Keep your eyes on your bad ass child, please or keep that ill-mannered kid at home.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Small children are annoying they don’t like to listen sometimes, and if you take too long to answer their annoying asses they run off and do what they want. Thankfully my niece is afraid of getting a pow pow so she keeps her little butt right where I can see her. Parents train your kids properly please or leave them at home. I miss the days when if a kid didn’t know how to behave or LISTEN they were kept in the house. Now a days some parents unleash their unruly loud, whiny annoying children on to public, and expect everyone to just deal with their monsters smh.

  • Nonya Bizness

    In my En Vogue Voice some people are “Never gonna get it never gonna get it, Never gonna get it never gonna get it.” It’s sad.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I guess you forgot about what happened to that lady in Connecticut who was mauled by that pet monkey several years ago?

    She had to have a face transplant.

  • LibraGirlonly

    This little boy life is more important than the gorillas life. They should have kept the gorilla at home in the wild were it belongs.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Only in danger from his mom.

  • SpillyNillie

    Log off, iWaste!

  • mela.reign77

    He could have taken this child’s head off his shoulders if he wanted to. I think with all of the yelling and such he thought that he was getting him out of the way. This is how they handle their young as well. Now not sure what would have happened if he would have stayed alive any longer but I don’t think he wanted to hurt the child. But I’m not Siegfred and Roy, so I can’t really call it. Lmbo!

  • Mystery User

    this lil n*gga in the park flashing a fake gun… You know better.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    If the gorilla had been WHITE none of this would have happened Sandra.

  • Auditor

    Yea protect his ass and rip his head off in once swift motion. They did what was necessary and I don’t feel sorry for no damn gorilla. Why is the exhibit completely open? Never been to a zoo like that and I’ve been to quite a few in my life.

  • tintin

    oh boy , they had to be black.

  • Nonya Bizness

    The boy in San Diego who fell into the gorilla enclosure in 86 had a Fractured Skull, was bleeding from the head, and was unconscious when a Gorilla pulled him away from the other gorillas and kept him safe. Exact same thing that was happening here.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I agree with you. The gorilla knew the little boy was a human. Animals go into a protective state when it comes to small children. I honestly don’t believe the gorilla would’ve hurt the little boy, but you can’t take any chances with wild animals.

  • Auditor

    #truth

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Buttercup… RIGHT NOW!!!

  • Sucker Free

    Thanks for finding the humor in that pic ?

  • SpillyNillie

    YES! I’ve beeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnn saying this.

    CNN: Stacey Konwiser, 38, lead tiger keeper at the zoo, was killed by a 13-year-old male Malayan tiger, one of four at the facility, in the contained area where the animals are fed and sleep, Carter said.

    Zoo officials said it didn’t appear Konwiser did anything out of the norm as she worked in the enclosure, known as the tiger night house, and prepared to talk with zoo visitors about the animals in a “Tiger Talk.”

    They don’t hear us tho!

  • LibraGirlonly

    How do you know? How can you be sure? So many questions.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    first,…bad ass Johnny wondering the fck off…gon need his as beat…then again maybe…being in the Gorilla “space” would scared his has STRAIGHT..and taught his ass a lesson…..and all this “Justice for Harambe’ …Y/T funkin kill wit this shyt….in the words of Biggie (c) “somebody gotta die”….and it was gon be Harambe, not that child

  • LibraGirlonly

    What evidence?

  • SpillyNillie

    Go log off with iWaste…DEAD!

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

    ??

  • product of 79

    I’m from the NATI and those railings ain’t shit real talk….I have 3 kids and I never take my HANDS OR EYES off my kids at that zoo all it takes is 1 glance and kids will wonder… It’s always to many kids on 1 chaperone at that dam zoo…I blame her FLAT out ALL MY LIFE never seen this happen NEVER ?

  • nucynu25

    ?????????

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    And I read that the reason she wasnt paying attention to the boy who slid his ass into the gorilla enclosure after being told NO…is because she was attending to the OTHER kid who was throwing a tantrum bc it was time to damn go. So we have not one, but two, kids of hern acting out in public.

    Forgive her though. We shouldnt judge her parenting. We give Becky and Ted a pass for their bad ass kids. And Maria and Juan too apparently.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That video gave me goose bumps. Scary

  • Unhappy American

    ??????

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Now the unfit mother and the baby are about the get shine time on The Steve Harvey Show and The Real in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…….

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Just bout to say that. I bet his azz won’t dis obey again.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I didn’t know the boys race when this happened. I didn’t think the boy was in danger, the gorilla shouldn’t have been shot, and when this Becky read on here that the boy was Black, my opinion remained the same. The gorilla did nothing wrong, and they could have gotten the boy out safely. Zoos don’t give af about the animals. They only care about the $.

  • Baron

    Now this is some shyt right here! What does the boy’s father have to do with anything?! Sometimes the media is disgusting. I bet Faux News dug this shyt up

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    *deadddddd* giggles

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    that’s what I was thinking….damn damn damn!

  • Auditor

    THIS is why I live nowhere near my crazy ass family (not immediate family). They’re not busting in my ish looking for no one. Shiit need to have no contact with em at all on Facebook but they’re entertainment after a long day of work…something they don’t do either.

  • Nonya Bizness

    YES! I was warned online not to watch Blackfish, and for a long time I didn’t, but one boring day I watched it on Netflix, and I still regret it. It’s about the Whales at Seaworld, and somewhere in Canada. I don’t recommend watching it, if you actually care about animals.

  • Soda

    The dad would have gotten his butt and every other part of his body kicked by that muscular silverback.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m a animal lover and I feel for all involved.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    We do pow pow’s too. Hot ones. I will deliver one down on you. Try to be resistant to my hand holding measures too and see what that gets ya.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    What was the father doing? Oh Becky , Julio and them kids get on my damn nerves! They’re the one’s shouting , and throwing themselves onto the floor while they parents just continue shopping. I’ll give Julio credit though I did see him pull his daughter to the side and tell her about her life in Spanish. That little girls tears dried up so fast.

  • Auditor

    Ooooo there was one at the hotel…Lil midget fat and…Maria just letting him run around IN MY WAY. If you don’t get yo chile!

  • SpillyNillie

    All the mother has to say is, “I’m a take you to the zoo!” He’ll straighten right up!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lol

  • product of 79

    Talk to ’em ?

  • Auditor

    Ooooo I seen one get beat! I don’t know what that lil girl did…but he beat that ass goodt! I’m looking like um…I didn’t see that…for he beat me next lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I have read he was there and then read he wasnt. The dad. Unless his ass was in the bathroom and he was on the trip to the zoo… his ass gets negligence blame too.

  • Milani

    or keep they ass at home and watch Nat’l Geographics
    ===================================
    There was 4 of us growing up, all of us close in age…MilanDukes KEPT the tv on the animal shows, it’s something we tease her about sometimes til this day. To us it was way more interesting than seeing them in person.

    Now I can see why she did it, she wasn’t trying to chase after our bad asses in the heat all day at the zoo.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Giggles hell yeah!!

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    I sho would say that ish. “You ass wanna be slung by a funkin Gorilla again….then sit yo ass down”

  • Unhappy American

    Bad parenting bottom line! U already know U at the zoo with a toddler end of convo..They killed this gorilla in his own home minding his own business not right at all. The parents should be investigated just to be sure the kids are safe.If the mother didn’t catch when the kid crawled under & fell in theres no telling what she’s not catching at home. House probably filthy.

  • product of 79

    He wasn’t… He looked like oh snap that baby just fell in here… Come on lil fella I got you… The screaming made him take him to the corner outta of the way…

  • mela.reign77

    My sentiments exactly.

  • Traci404

    Have the parents explained how their child, or why their child thought the bars and fences were a jungle jim to play on?

    Who wasn’t paying attention or supervising their kid?
    One the phone?
    Where was the ADULT?

  • Somewhat

    Exactly sorry for the gorilla but human life comes first. I don’t care what anyone thinks who in their right mind going to watch a wild animal on their child and say “don’t kill him he being gental” smfh

  • product of 79

    Yup… Pretty much auntie…

  • Genia W-m

    Sorry but these parents were negligent. A 4 yr old will stray when unsupervised. Eyewitnesses said he climbed thru a bush, a fence then rope before falling in the enclosure so this was not a quick incident. The zoo had no other choice but to kill the animal because of unpredictability. It was an emergency decision. Had they not and the boy was maimed then folks would’ve been upset about that.
    While some media focus on the father’s criminal past more readers are disagreeing with it and have posted the irrelevance to the events from the pages I’ve seen on social media.
    The parents should be charged with the cost of zoo staff that had to kill the animal and the purchase of a new gorilla.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Animals get more compassion than humans who are killed in cold blood now that’s outrageous…anywhoo good morning

  • Wayup!

    ???

  • LibraGirlonly

    i didnt forget. That chimp ripped that lady’s face clean off.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I once saw a Becky negotiating with her daughter, who was screaming and rolling around on the train station platform. She had a baby in her hand too, I just shook my head and walked away. If that were me I would’ve picked her up like a suit case and kept going, she would’ve gotten a pow pow as soon as we got home.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    They should have kept the gorilla at home in the wild were it belongs.
    ^^^^^
    He was born at an American zoo. He had never seen a day in the wild in his life

  • Low E. TUH!

    I’M A RUDE ARSE PARENT…I SCOLD THE HAIL OUTTA THE LOWS IN PUBLIC. I WANT THE SHAME TO BURN YOUR NECK SO YOU KNOW THAT I MEANT BUSINESS WHEN I SAID WHAT I SAID…TUH

  • LibraGirlonly

    Then his mammy and pappy then. At some point they got a gorilla from the wild. This is a wild animal no matter if it was born in a zoo or not. You can’t tame a wild animal.

  • iWasteTime

    there are a few of us Sandra!

  • Low E. TUH!

    WILL SNATCH THAT ARSE UP IN A MINUTE AND CARRY YOU TO WHERE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE

  • Emily post

    Irresponsible idiotic parents. Yet everyone else will be to blame… Parents take zero responsibility for their children these days. Always making a excuse about certain things that are inexcusable. How hard is it to watch your own children? Stop having kids if you can’t watch em. If they are too much for you don’t bring them into the world and don’t take them out in public. Your kid climbs into the Gorilla cage. Epic parent Fail! Bad parents trash themselves..
    Certain people only care about their kids when it’s too late.

  • iWasteTime

    Spilly!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Ju got a pow katow in Walmart, where you choose to perform at I’m the headliner and like my Mama dare you to say anything.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THERE’S A VIDEO OF AN I-WITNESS SAYING THE LITTLE BOY KEPT TELLING HIS MOTHER HE WAS GOING TO GO DOWN AND PLAY WITH THE GORILLAS AND HER SAYING ‘OH NO YOU AREN’T’. I GUESS SHE SHOULD HAVE BELIEVED HIM AND GRABBED HIS HAND TIGHTLY B/C HE SURE DID. I THINK THIS VIDEO MAY BE ADDING TO THE FUEL OF SOME PEOPLE………JENNY JONES!!!

  • lil goodie

    I’m feeling so bad today. .but the outrage is because a damn gorilla is dead….. but this was a life of an innocent child… please Let’s not have this uproar because he is a black child. .. fvck king Kong when my babies are concerned. ….

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    They were born in captivity too. Probably even his grandparents. He was only 17. The program that he was bred from goes back almost 60 years. Its been a long time since one was born in the wild.

  • LibraGirlonly

    They are wild Animals and should be left in their natural habitat.

  • Lambily01

    Killing Harambe should have been the last resort.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    mornin? It’s a shame indeed, but I’m cool on this story. It’s there. We can all see it. We know what it is. I’m not gone fight this one. I’m good?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I gave half Messican nephew one for his damn LIFE at the grocery store on Sunday. Your lil ass will KNAT stop drop and roll with ME. NO SIR.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lawd….lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I cannot shant and won’t

  • Canary Red™

    I’m sorry but is it me or would animal lovers rather have that boy dead than the gorilla?

  • free

    the ancestors were looking down shaking their d@mn head at his lil unruly @ss..

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Im not disputing that. You said at home in the wild. You cant put that animal, or any, where their whole blood line traces back to being bred and born in captivity or as a pet and expect it to survive. He is better off shot then in that case. He doesnt know how to hunt. He doesnt know how to do shyt but be part of a gorilla exhibit is my point.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m confused myself.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    We cant be in rush to judge her I was told. Its hard apparently to some here.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Seems like it

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    WHAYLE,at least they got him back from an ANIMAL….what wood have happened if a HUMAN had simply just walked off with lil man?i mean its clear he was not being SUPERVISED as he shud have been.In my personal opinion shyt cud have gotten waaaaaay sillier than the shooting of a gorilla!?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Hold on they witnessed the little boy do all that and they didn’t think to yank his little azz? The bystander effect is real smh

  • Teresa Uriel

    Sandra, we aint got no cave men ancestors….we are a ROYAL CHOSEN PEOPLE; the edomites are the ones who come from the cave (caucasas mountains)

  • lil goodie

    Have you or any loved one ever fell of the bed. .chair. ..couch…when you were a baby or small child? ?? That’s ..child neglect. You could go to jail .that’s not fair….a baby could die that way ……. well my point…….parents can’t stop everything. You watch your children and love them the best you can ..accidents happen.

  • nekkkyj

    Women have abortions killing innocent babies so killing a dangerous animal that can cause harm if it was their child they would have wanted the animal killed

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Back to Kevon Edmonds I agree
    https://youtu.be/D60P-02eJ2c

  • nucynu25

    Exactly, am not abt to say she’s a bad mom BC she made a mistake ..this just a freak accident ..it really ain’t nobody fault..but we gotta make somebody the bad guy

  • GTFOHWTBS

    both of the inept, fat, and ugly parents look like a gorilla and should’ve been on display at the zoo. both of the them fat and nasty looking. how do this unfit rhino run a daycare. #fatbeach

  • lil goodie

    What did that have to do with anything. ..ijs

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    No, it’s not just you.

  • That’s Interesting

    Now you know you need to be ashamed of yourself. ???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m sitting here thanking if I’m even taking my child to the zoo now.

  • semaj24philly

    People talking like they knew Harambe on a personal level.Like he came over to play poker,watch a football game or y’all caked it up on the phone all night.He was a freaking animal who moods can’t be certain.Animals turn on their owners ALL THE TIME.I can’t believe this is actually up for debate lol. Like what is wrong with u people?This was a child being a child & decided in his little head to do what he wanted.Grant that both parents were there so I don’t know how this could’ve happened but it did.Now y’all mad at the Zookeepers for thinking of the child & not the animal.Hahaha what a joke.Im glad the director stuck by his actions & I for one support it.”Unnecessary and over the top” smfh just sad.

  • LibraGirlonly

    It was just trying to say they don’t belong in a zoo just so people can gawk at them. Their home is the wild not the zoo. They are forced to live at the zoo but it’s not their natural habitat. It doesn’t matter how long they have been there and at at some point they captured a gorilla weather it was 100 yrs ago or not it was done.

  • That’s Interesting

    Animals are unpredictable. Nobody knows what the gorilla would have done. It had already had enough time to do something horrible to the boy. God was with him. The gorilla had to go. Period.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I told her the same thing.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Like he came over to play poker,watch a football game or y’all caked it up on the phone all night.

    —–
    This cracked me the hell up

  • Low E. TUH!

    THE VIBE IS MELANCHOLY…AND WE GOT A SHORT WEEK THIS WEEK! WE NEED TO LAUGH MORE IJS

  • LibraGirlonly

    I think some people are saying let’s not rush to judge her that’s all. I would do the same for you.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Animals turn on their owners ALL THE TIME
    ^^^^^^^^^
    No matter HOW domesticated you think they are. They still a damn ANIMAL.

  • LadyFrance

    As a mother of 5 children you can become distracted. Whether that is the case or poor parenting is over with. Some choices you never get a second chance at. I know for a fact. I lost a daughter to SIDS at 8 weeks. Every day I question if there was something I could have done differently. This mother gets another chance to make right. As far as the father his previous actions have not one thing to do with the situation. Regardless if he used to slang dope while she was on the phone scheduling a nail appreciate while her children climbed in the gorilla enclosure to do the Harlem shake with a silver back, the best course of action was to shoot the animal and save the child. Human life trumps animal life every single time. On a side note zoos need to revamp their enclosures. This Has happened too many times

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, no one wants to go there, nekkkyj.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Very real so sad.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I saw Cleveland too

  • Canary Red™

    I was thinking the same thing! Like yall watched him??

  • Noirluv45

    Sooo sorry for your lose!

  • lil goodie

    I wonder if that was little billy with his parents being doctors. … would the outrage be the same thing. .. shid no..they would all be happy gorilla’s in the mist dead.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    What did I say wrong?

  • CookieMobster

    If they did not kill this animal, and he killed the boy, there would be outrage that they did not do enough to save the boy. This is a no win situation for the zoo. Bottom line is if there was even the slightest chance that the boy would be harmed whether intentional or not, the gorilla had to go.

  • Milani

    Nope…couldn’t have been me. I would have yoked my kids up told them not to try my ass out on this platform, you know i’ll spank your ass in front of all these people and if you don’t believe me…just watch, and kept it moving.

  • Kwamella Diquan

    COSIGN

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I guess bcuz she is a black woman then they should charge her… The Gorilla could have killed her son! Like I am so confused on this shitt right here, Ok of course the mother should have been more attended the whole time with her son at the zoo with wild animals but here U have a wild animal and a human life and people are more concerned with the killing of the Gorilla then the child being saved and his safety. SMH saying, man white America and Peta fkin kills me with their bullshiit!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This had me cracking up but what you said is on point LOL.

  • Auditor

    Shiit

  • SG

    People are ridiculous and stupid. I read the same crap…”all lives matter” or “the boy should have been shot because the gorillas are endangered and toddlers are not”. I hope I don’t personally know someone with this f@#$ed up way of thinking.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Also, we can very well say the ape helped kill himself. They did the safe word call NUMEROUS times for him to go back to his space. The two females went. His ass DID NOT. He was a hard headed ass gorilla and now he is dead.

  • Noirluv45

    They want the parents held accountable for the killing of the gorilla, but never the police for the killing of Black people. WTH????

  • SG

    No ma’am you cannot.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I guess these are perfect parents but wait… Ohhh perfect parenting DOESN’T exist. It’s easy to judge others that way you don’t have to look at yourself.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    U ain’t never lied! They can see a man getting beaten in the streets and watch and record or walk away but let someone chasing a dog or hitting a dog, they be ready to call the cops! I swear some people are so fkin asss backwards. I mean I love animals but a human life is more important to me then a wild animal

  • Kim

    She should have brought another adult with her.She was trying to keep track of four kids including a baby.

  • lil goodie

    The dad was there with her

  • Noirluv45

    Well, you know how some men can be. They don’t listen to nary a thing we say.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m with you on this, but some of us smh.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I know one of them female apes is like: SEE Harambe. I told you to bring your ass over here on Saturday, that they was coming with that gun. But NO.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    BS, he was not

  • Kim

    So neither one of them noticed him climbing through a railing?

  • LibraGirlonly

    He should have listened to the zookeeper but wait… It’s a freaking animal. Smh, lol, wow

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Well he dumb as fk too! Both of them should have kept their eyes and their hands on their child the whole time. Bcuz when I took my kid to the zoo, I swear I was like hold my hand and don’t let go otherwise we leaving, U stay by me the whole time and U stay several feet from the Gorilla area, the Lion area, hellll any area, stay yo asss by me!

  • GTFOHWTBS

    do you hold blacks accountable for killing one another? over the weekend 69 people were shot in Chicago 4 dead, all that is crime from black trash

  • nucynu25

    Michael Vick some wherewhere scratching his head …..

  • harley_quinn2.0

    We’re free…New POST

  • LibraGirlonly

    My goodness UNITY UNITY please yes I’m sure she hold gang members accountable for the killings of black people but the police are supposed to protect us not kill us.

  • my view

    You want attention don’t you? I can give you some if you want it that bad.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Oranges and Apples you can’t compare the two.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    typical of your kind to not like the truth. learn how to read and or go back to school.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hugs

  • LibraGirlonly

    No stop being foolish we see you make no mistake about that ?

  • Noirluv45

    LOL!!!!! Yep. A hard head makes a soft behind.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    #FOH #2middlefingersup #ImOut

  • Noirluv45

    I’m so glad you replied because I wasn’t going to duel with that person. Thank you.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I was gone say he learned that day but well…

  • LibraGirlonly

    Ok see ya

  • LibraGirlonly

    No problem.

  • lil goodie

    Read the post…Sr stated the dad was trying to climb over fence to go get son….mother stopped him.

  • lil goodie

    Did you read the entire article?? I did…okay…

  • lil goodie

    Who got your panties in a bunch today?

  • free

    makes no sense. what mother would tell a dad “let him fall into the pit”…and the dad would say “ok”.

  • Teresa Uriel

    If I was the dad, the moment she tried to stop me from saving my child, I woulda threw her ass in the pit…the hell is this.

  • free

    i think that gorilla was more fixated on the child and distracted by the public. the females did not have the child amongst them.

  • free

    i believe a white parent was charged in another state. got a year’s probation.

  • free

    DEAD

  • yallcrazy

    I was thinking that too. He would’ve crushed his head like that coconut they said he does with one hand. And plus he’s a another man too…he would’ve stood no chance.

  • Kim

    I don’t believe the father was there.I just googled and read twenty articles,not one mentions the father being there.It the mother was trying to hold the father back I believe some of the articles would have mentioned it.I believe we would have heard his voice in the video.So I need more confirmation he was there.Have a nice day.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    First off, I’m animal lover. But what occurred Saturday was not just the parents’ fault but the zoo’s as well. Are we talking about that? They might as well sue theirselves! The area around were not secure enough, there should’ve been a space where anyone (child/adult) could have fallen in. They didn’t think ahead, I mean, you just can’t rely on your patrons using common sense because sometimes they don’t.

  • OfficialDime

    Wow that irresponsible cuntporker is the head of a daycare that’s responsible for keeping other people kids??!!! Fire her a$$ immediately!!! I HATE HER!! As I let her know on FB. It’s her fault for her sons actions & the gorillas death that didn’t have to happen!!

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    Yep, pretty much.

  • semaj24philly

    Exactly.My neighbor has a dog & she was friendly with me for years.And then one New Years I was coming in my backdoor but in the process I had to walk past the gate where she was.By her always being friendly to me I didn’t think anything of it but when I walked past she just spazzed on me.Took my whole sneaker off through a small hole in the bottom of the gate.I was so confused because I’m like “I thought we was cool” lol.She was like “nah bruh”.Opened my eyes right up.

  • Rosalie Parker

    Exactly we don’t even see that much outrage when our people are senselessly murdered by the police. They had no choice but to save the baby and put down the gorilla. So Gorilla’s lives matter and black lives don’t?

  • semaj24philly

    ?I just don’t understand how they taking up for him like they we went to HS together smh

  • Michelle

    Doesn’t matter he doesn’t belong in a zoo

  • Teresa Uriel

    where is the new post at?

  • GubmentCheeze

    At the end of the day I dont care if the Top Ape Psychologist was saying the ape was harmless.. animal behavior cannot be predicted. Kudos to the Zoo for following protocol. And shame on the mother for not paying attention to all “HER KIDS”. Dont have them if you cant watch them.

  • Kimbery

    you stoopid! The danger came in the fact of the gorillas size compared to the boys size. Just him dragging him around could have killed him! @sandrarose

  • Look@m3

    I said the same thing. I absolutely looovveee animals. However, I agree the zoo should be held responsible for some of this too. I mean can I go to the GA aquarium and slip and fall into a tank?? and drown???
    I mean come on why was this railing wide enough for a 4 year old to crawl through. Can someone ask this question? Whatever happened to safety precautions for venues like this. I always thought when you create opportunities for people to experience wild life of any kind there should be safety precautions and even inspections to ensure that incidents like this does not happen. Reason why I say leave them damn animals in their original habitat. I enjoy national geographic and commend the workers who risk their lives to bring pictures and information to my home.

  • Branch Davidian

    The truly sad thing is that the damn gorilla still lasted longer than Tamir Rice did…

  • Suzie Sargent

    Put your kid in that situation and see if your feelings would be the same.

  • MsPit

    the father wasn’t there. you’ve got the story wrong

  • SameoleJ

    Oh, boy oh boy do I hear the cynical dripping off of this right here…….now you making the victim (Harambe) the perpetrator. Had he listened and not been raised by single momma gorillas or taking away and placed in the system (the zoo) he would be alive!!

  • SameoleJ

    Especially black (since he from Africa and all) ones, even if they are deemed intelligent.

  • Luv Pitties

    I am glad the child is ok but this is why I do not support zoos to take an animal from the wild in an effort to keep it from being extinct or whatever other seemingly plausible excuse they have for putting these animals in captivity. They are no safer locked up in that animal exhibit than they are in the wild-leave them be. I agree with your statement.

  • Taylordanes

    Exactly people always want to invade an animals space and then get mad when the animal reacts. White people always want to make a spectacle out of something. Remember they used to have black kids locked up for white folks to watch. These animals dont deserve to be in a zoo for humans to look at. Humans need to get a reality check and leave beings alone!!!!!

  • Taylordanes

    Thank you..leave the animals in their natural habitat and stay the fuk out!

  • SameoleJ

    I am for one am not mad at them deciding to kill the gorilla, however as a mother…I will say again, you know your children and you know which one is the fearless, always getting into sh!t one….that is the one you have between your legs in a body lock,while your hands are full, especially after he stated that he was going in there. That is my stance on this. If I had been as “laxed” as she was about my youngest boy, he would be dead, because he was the one who I KNEW would push the envelop and do exactly what he said if he was given a chance……and by chance I say 1 millisecond.

  • Taylordanes

    I agree people should be a bit more sensitive to other people. However as HUMANS we often have control over certain situations. People stick up for animals because they dont have their own voice!!!!!!!! Same for babies!

  • sunni_daze

    Your mom was smart. And yall stayed safe.

  • Bam Bam Li

    I don’t see what the father’s criminal history has to do with what happened, I’m confused over that but, It’s blowing my mind that people on other sites are talking about kids go off and do their own thing or you can’t watch your child every second….seriously? You’re out in a BUSY PUBLIC place why the hell wouldn’t you have your eye on your young child? That is irresponsible, we are not talking about your child running a few feet ahead of you in a park where you can see them, this little boy managed to completely disappear from his parents sight, how could they not have known? they were neglectful. You can’t expect a child to be able to fully comprehend the consequences of their actions which is why as a adult you’re there to teach and supervise them. You’re in a busy public area with dangers not your garden or local childrens play area, complete supervision is required as is common sense.

  • Taylordanes

    THANKS SANDY!!!!!!!!

  • SameoleJ

    They do need to revamp things, but as a parent you and I both know that we have at least one kid who would have been able to escape from Alcatraz if they were around back then. Yup, we all have one escape artist in the group- the one who managed to get out of the crib without injury, climbed out of the pack and play many times, shoot my middle grandson has learned to escape the 5-point harness and he is only 2. I have watched a kid, take his time and find weak link in a chain link fence and attempt to get out. The only thing that stopped him, was that fact that his father sat and watched him too. Later the dad said, he was going to use him to find all the weaknesses in the fence, because he seemed to have a skill for it. LOL

  • SameoleJ

    Thank you!!

  • Taylordanes

    People who don’t have animals , work with animals, or understand nature truly over react and have no consideration for anything other than human. These usually are the same people who could care less for their human counterparts!

  • Molly Church

    ??????

  • Blake Lee

    Too bad that animal got out of his cage to reproduce. Little boy is a natural born criminal. I’m not surprised at all the father is a career criminal who terrorized his community. I’m sure he’s raising his son the same way he was raised, no discipline or regard for anyone but themselves.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    pleeeeeeeaaaaaaaaase tell me that you are being facetious

  • Emily post

    Whatever people need to watch their kids. No excuse! That is child neglect…. Today’s parents are awful.

  • Molly Church

    As strange as it sounds I’m sure they will b back at the zoo & on the Zoo’s dime. Bad kids like this r bad 2 the “Core because of no home discipline.?Unfortunately this probably didn’t faze this little brat at alll?

  • Molly Church

    ??????

  • Molly Church

    PREACH??

  • Molly Church

    ??????

  • MistaO

    Right choice was made. They are called “wild” animals for a reason. At any moment the gorilla could of killed the child. No matter how he found himself in there, the authorities have a duty to protect human life and they did just that.

  • Sainthella

    Them people are nuts they where at the zoo protesting with signs that said animals lives matter oh and they had a memorial with pictures and candles

  • Blake Lee

    Not at all, that monster spent 10 years of his life terrorizing a community. Stole from people, hurt people, kidnapped people at gun point, sold drugs. He should never have been let out of prison with a violent criminal history like that. He’s the dangerous animal. No morals, no discipline, no empathy. He the very definition of human scum and now he’s raising children. No doubt living off tax dollars. It’s sad! Even if he stayed straight for the rest of his life, he has cost more to the American people than he could ever possibly make up.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *politely shows you to the corner*

  • Oac Noname

    Well maybe you should watch your child better instead of him falling into a gorilla’s territory!

  • TeeTee

    I’m so tired of the “media” being that they are puppets. They love picking on is… smh

  • Oac Noname

    It was 10+ minutes and nothing happened!

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    I’m so glad you understood what I was trying to say on the fly ’cause my typos were horrible. ?

    Any who, yes, I agree animals don’t need to be in zoos. Yet, I wonder though what would be more expensive a zoo, sanctuary, or a reserve?

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I know the pain and guilt of losing an infant and although in my case the cause was not SIDS I have asked myself the same question you have asked yourself. It is my understanding that SIDS is never anyone’s fault. I pray that you find peace. You are not to blame.

  • Oac Noname

    Yep true.

  • Oac Noname

    Yes but the thing is it’s a chimpanzee not a gorilla. Male chimpanzee are notably more aggressive so your argument is invalid. Besides I could bring up how Binti the gorilla helped another boy that fell into his closure.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Lol so by your logic they should of killed Harambe After he killed the child? Please explain

  • Sircaput

    Post I found on FB form a Zoo Keeper
    I keep hearing that the Gorilla was trying to protect the
    boy. I do not find this to be true. Harambe reaches for the boys hands and
    arms, but only to position the child better for his own displaying purposes.

    Males do very
    elaborate displays when highly agitated, slamming and dragging things about.
    Typically they would drag large branches, barrels and heavy weighted balls
    around to make as much noise as possible. Not in an effort to hurt anyone or
    anything (usually) but just to intimidate. It was clear to me that he was
    reacting to the screams coming from the gathering crowd.

    Harambe was most likely not going to separate himself from
    that child without seriously hurting him first (again due to mere size and
    strength, not malicious intent) Why didn’t they use treats? well, they
    attempted to call them off exhibit (which animals hate), the females in the
    group came in, but Harambe did not. What better treat for a captive animal than
    a real live kid!

    They didn’t use
    Tranquilizers for a few reasons, A. Harambe would’ve taken too long to become
    immobilized, and could have really injured the child in the process as the
    drugs used may not work quickly enough depending on the stress of the situation
    and the dose B. Harambe would’ve have drowned in the moat if immobilized in the
    water, and possibly fallen on the boy trapping him and drowning him as well.

    Many zoos have the
    protocol to call on their expertly trained dart team in the event of an animal
    escape or in the event that a human is trapped with a dangerous animal. They
    will evaluate the scene as quickly and as safely as possible, and will make the
    most informed decision as how they will handle the animal.

    I can’t point fingers
    at anyone in this situation, but we need to really evaluate the safety of the
    animal enclosures from the visitor side. Not impeding that view is a tough one,
    but there should be no way that someone can find themselves inside of an
    animal’s exhibit.

    I know one thing for
    sure, those keepers lost a beautiful, and I mean gorgeous silverback and
    friend. I feel their loss with them this week. As educators and conservators of
    endangered species, all we can do is shine a light on the beauty and majesty of
    these animals in hopes to spark a love and a need to keep them from vanishing
    from our planet. Child killers, they are not. It’s unfortunate for the
    conservation of the species, and the loss of revenue a beautiful zoo such as
    Cinci will lose. tragedy all around.

    *me working (very carefully) with a 400+ pound silverback
    circa 2009

  • Sircaput

    Another Trump supporter

  • Passion

    The gorilla was protecting the child, really? So now people can read what a wild animal is thinking?! Seems to be more outcry over an animal versus a human being, sad. The father past has absolutely nothing to do with this incident.

  • Passion

    ?????

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Oh ok!

  • Storm’s Rage!

    I did not know that it was colored folks pulling these white people stunts. Ok,regardless. Charge both parents for child neglect!

  • Eddie Coyle

    Regardless where you stand on this complex issue, this one statement by the writer confirms her as an idiot of the first order:

    “They probably couldn’t wait to gun down an innocent animal and make world headlines themselves.”

    Yes, that’s right, zoo workers that spent years in university learning about animals and how to care for them, and spend decades working to keep them healthy and happy, secretly can’t wait to blow them away. Moron.

  • Eddie Coyle

    Those animals are noble, but they are so strong, that child could have been killed in an instant. when he started dragging him back and forth it would have been nothing to fling that child into the wall with lethal force. I do not care to second guess the zoo workers.

  • Eddie Coyle

    “White People always want to…..”. You realize this boy and his mother are Black, right?

  • Eddie Coyle

    The boy saved was BLACK.

  • Emily post

    Apples and oranges… You cant stop your toddler from crawling in the Gorilla cage your slow and dont need kids.. Sorry.

  • Ceezus

    Say that!!

  • Ceezus

    Some folk just don’t get it! Then 60 years ago they shoulda left they ass in the wild.

  • Ceezus

    ????????

  • Ceezus

    Or the Circus – animals always trying to break free or Sea World – whales go bezerk. Animals want they freedom!!

  • Ceezus

    I agree, certain situations you, the parent need to be on HIGH alert.

  • Kim

    The lady who filmed the video said the father was not there.Mother was alone with four kids.Another witness saw boy crawling through the bushes after he crawled through railing but she couldn’t grab him in time.

  • Kim

    Father wasn’t there,the article is wrong.

  • Kim

    The lady who filmed the video confirms the father was not there.I don’t know where SR got that info.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Another witness said the father was there, and that Michelle Gregg had to keep him from jumping in.

  • Ceezus

    Exactly what I said and the poor animals try to break free.

  • Kim

    I’m watching CNN they said he wasn’t there.Inside Edition also says he wasn’t there.I have read a couple dozen articles and none of the articles mention him.I do have some updated info Cincinnati police have opened an investigation for possible criminal charges.

  • Taylordanes

    You obviously have a READING COMPREHENSION issue. What does the RACE of this family have to do with the point I was making about WHITE PEOPLE making a spectacle out of things. I used black children in the past as an example and zoos are another example. Show me the paperwork where a black person created THIS PARTICULAR zoo and I will retract my statement

  • Taylordanes

    WE KNOW!

  • ~~eb

    This zoo needs to be investigated! In March two polar bears got loose and they put the zoo on lockdown.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Then. .if that’s the car. .we could agree that George W. Bush had no business being the POTUS after him being arrested for cocaine and DUI…years and eons ago. He terrorized communities with his drunken state operating vehicles. That THUG Bush needed to be locked up…. we can agree correct?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    That’s funny you say that cuz that’s not wut happened…

  • Rosalie Parker

    I understand that. I am talking about the outrage over the gorilla being put down.

  • The Lady Red

    People have choices…. this is NOT a BLM issue or even on the same table as it.. This gorilla did not have a voice as people do.

  • The Lady Red

    No one is saying they are the same. People are saying that child should never have been able to get into that enclosure or be FREE to do so since the mother was negligent and careless. Sensitive DOES need to be given to this INNOCENT animal. THAT was his home… someone came in… all that animal knows is that it was a weak animal and young… and then the crowd agitated the Gorilla and he went into protective stance mode.

    STOP equating this to “people pass a dying man on a street but care about this animal”. It is not And or OR. People have the choice of WHAT to care about… and people have voices… ANIMALS do NOT.

  • hottlanta

    Did the media complain when Adam Walsh of The Missing and Murdered Kids network when he his wife left their son Adam in another part of the store while they shopped he wounded up missing and murdered. I see Adam on the Justice Network always showing missing and murdered kids wearing a leather jacket. Yet he got a job/a whole building and is a martyr and this woman is a criminal. Did they have to pay for the police, state and the FBI search for their son for being neglectful parents. I have been asking that question all day but I get no answers.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, he’d harm the adult, but not the kid. My first thought was the gorilla’s protecting the kid. I thought they’d just shoot him with something to put him to sleep so they can get the kid. No bueno. What does his criminal past have to do with any of this though? Is this their way of implying one parent is unfit all cuz of his criminal past?

  • Miltown

    Some reports are saying the father wasn’t even at the zoo?

  • Lambily01

    Umm….no. Harambe didn’t exhibit any signs of agression towards the child, any that is supported by their own words.

    They should’ve tried to use other known preventive measures to lure him away from the child so they he could’ve been safely removed from the enclosure without incident instead of making deadly force their first choice.

    I’m an animal activist, and I am sick and tired of innocent animals being killed because a irresponsible human decided to do something stupid or failed to properly train/have their domesticated pet trained by a professional.

    If humans aren’t euthanized for attacking another human being, why should innocent animals be euthanized for doing what comes natural when an idiot provoked it? Animals can even be euthanized if they protect themselves from an abusive human. And they have.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I have a Houdini myself. Life has been very eventful. When I found out I had a Houdini, I had to make MANY changes. Did I not go some places? You betcha. Did I watch like a hawk? Yes. Did I deny them going places with others because I knew what they were capable of doing? Yep. Did I lock them in a room with me in case I fell asleep? You know it. My husband decided to channel the little Houdini’s energy and ingenuity and placed them in different activities and it has worked for us. All kids are not the same, but you do what you can and pray the rest of the way.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WHOOT!

    I swallowed a WHOLE cube chunk of ice.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Tiger NIGHT house? I already know what happened here. Stacey went traipsing her tale all through the night house all loud, stepping on paws and food, slamming doors and clanging water pails like half of y’all do halfway lit 4 oclock in the morning waking ERBODY UP, talmbout…SHHHHHHH.

    For real. You KNOW that’s what happened. One of those tigers had just gotten to sleep and SNAPPED when she was making noise.

    Get another example.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    But didn’t they close their act because…nevermind.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I hear you. It depends upon the individual. Different people are cut out for different things and jobs. Take instance, my job requires me to stay calm or else. Last week I as driving on the highway and a Baby Freebush noticed a spider crawling up the front of my shirt. I had already seen it, but they proceeded to scream and come out of their seatbelt to scream and look. They then ask how could I be so calm and a spider is walking up my shirt. I told them because I am driving a weapon with you in the car and I need to remain calm so that I don’t wreck this sh!t all over the highway and injure you, myself, or anyone else. So, SADDOWN before I wreck this mofo. I said it calmly. I think that’s what scared them the most.

    I did give thanks and ask for forgiveness for all the OTHER folk ?.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whaaa? Is that Yiddish?

    Now you already knew that was coming. I didn’t even know race (and THOUGHT, surely they were demelaninated…) this mama ’bout to catch hell.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Not sure why she felt the need to throw that out there before privatizing her page, but this is the age of “I feel we are on a need to let everyone know basis”.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Touche’…however, folks have “gotten their cages rattled” or “bell rung” for a long time eventually don’t have a lick of sense, but I see where you were headed.

  • Karen troidl

    I agree

  • Karen troidl

    Okay first of all why wasn’t the parents watching this child, I read the story and it said the father went after the boy and the mother told him not to, the little boy crawled underneath a wired fence, and through some bushes before he fell into the gorilla’s habitat, where were the parents then???? How come were they not watching him, the little boy before this happened told his mom he wanted to go into the water, bad parenting , so the gorilla had to pay for his life because of these ignorant parents. The boy was dragged through the water which was scary to watch, but just as the little boy the gorilla was scared too. There was too much noise and condition they the zoo keepers should of course him with a bowl of food or fruit to get him away from the kid, my opinion the parents were irresponsible

  • Karen troidl

    Wow your pretty smart there kid, you can tell the difference between a gorilla and a lion on this thread

  • Gerome Wright

    Or maybe the Zoo should put up the proper barrier to keep this from happening. What would you want done if YOUR CHILD was in harms way? I’m sure the parents didn’t go to the zoo with the intention of their child coming into contact with a gorilla.

  • Gerome Wright

    Oh shut up! Animals are ANIMALS. They are NOT HUMAN and shouldn’t be put on the same level as humans. The BIBLE tells you that! And the zoo is not a “home,” it’s an animal JAIL made by humans to enjoy animals that should be in their natural habitat. Some of the same folks crying about this gorilla eat a pound of chicken wings during the Superbowl, turkey at Thanksgiving, ribs on July 4 and eat steak and other ANIMALS regularly. So stop being so self righteous!

  • Gerome Wright

    WILD ANIMALS BELONG IN THE WILD.

  • Gerome Wright

    There are elements in that animals DNA that can’t be erased because it lives in a zoo. The problem is that people have gone overboard with this just like they go overboard with dogs…who by the way are getting the same diseases and taking the same meds WE ARE because of how they are being treated like humans. I love animals as much as the next person. But when it comes down to a 3 year old boy living vs. a gorilla, that baby will win hands down every time with me.

  • Gerome Wright

    Oh yes it does! Check out the comments about this family on other web sites. They are viciously attacking this family and CHILD with racist comments.

  • Gerome Wright

    Have you ever watched a toddler? You can BLINK and they’re gone. Even if the mother was negligent that does NOT mean the child shouldn’t be saved. I blame the ZOO for not having a more secure area that would prevent such an incident from occurring.

  • Rosalie Parker

    True but if that was your child would you feel that way? I did not say it was a BLM issue. All I am saying is that they show more compassion for animals than they do when our people are mercilessly murdered. The gorilla should never have been taken away from his habitat. These animals belong in the wild where they belong.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    some think animals are better than us melaninated people

  • Chauncey Brooks

    & Moderator you’re a damn liar the Father (Deonne Dickerson) was not @ the Cincinnati zoo on the day of the Harambe incident.The mother (Michelle Gregg) should be arrested for child neglect. Black hearsay (historically) always illogical & never comes with rational, science or evidence to support a conclusion.

  • Rosalie Parker

    Animals should be left in their native habitats. True the mother should have been watching her child but a decision had to be made – save the little boy and sacrifice the gorilla which was the right decision. Some people are saying the gorilla was protecting the little boy but you cannot second guess in a situation like this.

  • Rosalie Parker

    I did not say it was a BLM issue. You missed my point. I’m saying they have more compassion for a gorilla than a human life like when our people are murdered unjustly. I am talking about people advocating because they are angry about the gorilla being put down. It was not the gorilla’s fault but they had to make a choice – the gorilla or the boy.

  • Rosalie Parker

    I know that but I am talking about the outrage over a gorilla being killed to save a little boy but there is not that much outrage when our people are senselessly murdered. You missed my point.

  • SameoleJ

    What I do? It was the truth!! #PERBLOGRULES

  • Eddie Coyle

    THEN WHY DID AN IDIOT SAY THE GORILLA’S LIFE MATTERED AND THE BLACK LIFE (THE BOY) DIDN’T. They made the right decision.

  • Eddie Coyle

    You obviously are a racist, bringing up race in a story about a difficult but correct decision to save a boy’s life. As for WHITE PEOPLE making a spectacle: so White people are wrong for creating zoos and other things people enjoy, but Black people are off the hook morally if they go and enjoy these “spectacles” merely because they did not create them? That is hypocritical, so you are a racist AND a hypocrite.

  • Rosalie Parker

    The zoo had to made a choice – save the boy or let him possibly be killed by the gorilla. I didn’t say it was a BLM issue. You missed my point. I’m, not even going to clarify my statement.

  • SpiceGirl

    way to put my city on the map! smh

  • ReadingUfromTX

    Not only are you an activist, but your also an idealist. Aint no way that scenario you dreamt up was going to occur. It was stated that the Gorilla was non responsive towards his handlers plus the Gorilla was getting more and more agitated every passing second. The only other plausible option was to use a tranquilizer but that was null and void. I appreciate that your an activist but you picked the wrong case to be advocating ijs.

  • Low E. TUH!

    UNLESS YOU NEED SOMETHING, I’D SUGGEST YOUR TROLL ASS KEEP IT MOVING.

  • Low E. TUH!

    UNLESS YOU NEED SOMETHING, I’D SUGGEST YOUR TROLL ASS KEEP IT MOVING.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • Rosalie Parker

    People had to make a choice about saving a boy’s life or possibly letting him get killed. They made the right choice because you cannot second guess wild animals. I never said it was a BLM issue. You missed my point but I will let it go at that.

  • Rosalie Parker

    I am aware of that. You missed my point.

  • Oac Noname

    The zoo did have “a proper barrier”. The kid had to climb over a handrail, through bushes and over a concrete wall to get to the gorillas. What more could you ask for, a military tight electric fence?!

  • BLACK LOVE

    Who gives a fuc…a gorilla who is living in captivity was killed…I’m sure If he could talk he would say fuc that zoo and all the people out there ….of course any chance the media gets to tear down a black man they will jump all over it…this dumb shit ain’t even news..show me a story when they free these poor animals back into their natural habitat

  • NYyankeeboi

    Yea, human life comes first of course….because humanity has been such a good steward to the planet and animal kingdom. plz

  • NYyankeeboi

    Yea, human life comes first of course….because humanity has been such a good steward to the planet and animal kingdom. plz

  • Dyan Shane

    It was NOT GOD that protected your child you wicked demon, it was SATAN

  • Dyan Shane

    Yea, when your a gorilla yourself you wouldn’t care now would you.

  • Dyan Shane

    So, why has this NEVER happened before, except for THESE PARENTS. It took THEM for this to happen! Please sign JUSTICE FOR HARAMBE petition! There is definitely something wrong that it took THESE people for this murder to take place!

  • Dyan Shane

    If you don’t want to die, don’t do the crime.
    Nope, when you make a racist statement such as BLACK LIVES MATTER, excluding everyone else, than it doesn’t matter to me.

  • Taylordanes

    No I’m not a racist. I am speaking the truth. We as humans tend to take people and animals out of their natural element to make a spectacle out of them. Then when they react like the animal they are people want to be appalled. Historically the white race has used black children as spectacles like zoo animals and most of the zoos operated WERE created by white people. Africans actually live among the wild so I don’t think culturally zoos are something we encouraged. The fact that black People visit zoos is the same as the fact that black people celebrate Christmas or other cultural holidays not related to our culture. I don’t visit zoos I actually volunteer at an animal rescue. I also don’t celebrate certain American cultural holidays. You are so quick to want to cal people names like racist and that is the farthest from the truth. I happen to know what the environment has been historically and base my opinions off that. Good day!

  • Taylordanes

    Again you need to re read what I wrote and maybe address me different next time. Im far from racist just speaking facts

  • Dana Plowman

    Did u really just say that?? What do white people have to with a gorilla at the zoo being shot? Your comparison lacks thought and reality. Your ignorance is overwhelming.

  • Dana Plowman

    More ignorance. Cave men? Really?? A Silverback Gorilla can rip a grown man’s arms off like they were teeny little chicken wings. Weather the gorilla thought he was moving the child out of danger or not, does not change the fact that moving him like he did could have torn his arm off without even meaning to.

  • Dana Plowman

    Okay so I have responded to a couple of posts on here just based on the mind-blowing amount of ignorance. I know what I’m going to say will probably offend each group of people I address, but oh well. I feel these things need to be said.
    1. To all of the people who are talking about the lack of aggression of the gorilla in all of the videos that they see. What you’re not seeing is the portions of the video that were cut out (because they were too graphic) of him dragging the boy up and down a wall, with his head bouncing around. I guess you didn’t realize that was happening as well.
    2. To all of the parents who say they would never let happen to them, or they have never lost track of their child before, or had them pull away from you while you were trying to contain them….you are lying. Flat out…lying. Think about it for a minute.
    3. If you are not a parent…shut your mouth and keep on moving.
    4. To all of the animal activists that keep posting about how it’s wrong to even have zoos. Your point is moot. Bottom line, it’s not going to change what happened.
    5. The zoo did the right thing. A full grown silverback gorilla can tear a full grown apart limb from limb with minimal effort. That child was lucky to survive with only the minor injuries that he did.

  • Rosalie Parker

    Who’s talking to you troll? You are not even in this conversation so step off you ignorant jackass.

  • Eddie Coyle

    You are a RACIST and a HYPOCRITE. Good day!

  • Raymona Lyssa

    I don’t care what the police releases… And from what I heard the keepers who shot the gorilla are receiving death threats as well. Its a very sad situation that resulted in a endangered species being killed due to an inept mother taking selfies and a senseless inept zoo. All zoos have buggies to stroll your children in and keep them intact,there are strollers and carriages you can rent for a day or bring your own even those embarrassing harnesses with the leash for your child. And now conservatories are reevaluating whether zoos should keep animals who are on the endangered species list …for their protection, transferred to wild life conservation’s.
    This is going to be only just the begining.

  • nucynu25

    U must have me confused with your mother bitch

  • Rosalie Parker

    I don’t commit crimes so you can go straight to hell with that. It is not racist to say black lives matter – it is a fact. White people commit crimes. Did you ever watch America’s most Wanted? All you trolls have to do is see a post with racial content and you come running. Get a life and step off because your opinion is neither wanted or needed. As for what I posted I say what I want and I do what I want and if you trolls don’t like it so be it..

  • Rosalie Parker

    It is to you trolls. If it came down to saving the life of a child or that of the gorilla the gorilla has to go. Who’s talking to you anyway. When I make a post I am addressing my people – not trolls. You sound like a dam-n fool because you are a dam-n fool.

  • Taylordanes

    No I am not a racist. I actually do not have the means to be racist. And what I am stating are historical facts. You just don’t have the common sense to look deeper into what I am saying. All you are doing is name calling without producing valid points. There are MANY people who feel animals should not be taken out of their natural habitat to be a spectacle. I AGREE! And in the past black people were actually used like animals for white people to look at, the same as animals today. If you take me being racist out of that, then you obviously STILL do have a reading comprehension issue. “And please stop with the name calling. We are not in elementary. Well at least I am not…

  • Taylordanes

    Um as I told the person above who I believe is you as well…….No I am not a racist. I actually do not have the means to be racist. And what I am stating are historical facts. You just don’t have the common sense to look deeper into what I am saying. All you are doing is name calling without producing valid points. There are MANY people who feel animals should not be taken out of their natural habitat to be a spectacle. I AGREE! And in the past black people were actually used like animals for white people to look at, the same as animals today. If you take me being racist out of that, then you obviously STILL do have a reading comprehension issue. “And please stop with the name calling. We are not in elementary. Well at least I am not…

  • Eddie Coyle

    I have no time for zoos or keeping animals captive, I have less time for racists, and hypocrites, which you ARE. The name calling, and race bashing, started with YOU. Dismissed.

  • Taylordanes

    I DID NOT call anyone names and I just stated historical facts..that does not equate to me bashing a race…And since all you can do is name call and dismiss people…you are dismissed as well because class was in session and you just couldnt GET IT!…..

  • Eddie Coyle

    so long, racist.

  • Dana Plowman

    Well ignorant people often say and do what they want.

  • 2SHADES

    Dumb-ass, the comment was in reference to the photo (further down in the article) of the lions eating the man in Santiago, earlier in the week, as being the reason they shot the gorilla, they didn’t want to take the chance.

    Let go of your feeble-minded aggression issues and re-fucking-lax, you dolt.

    Perhaps you should learn to read, then maybe you’d have been able to read the entire article and see that.

  • 2SHADES

    You’re correct… animals aren’t on the same level as humans…

    Animals don’t WILLINGLY ignore their young long enough to allow them to crawl into predators pens to potentially get killed.

    Animals OBVIOUSLY care more and are more responsible than humans, and they don’t make excuses for their irresponsible behavior or look down on other species like humans do, rather treating them as equals in nature, like humans don’t.

    We’ve clearly failed the animal kingdom… it’s no wonder they could kill us with one swipe and we can only stare at them in prison-like enclosures and run in fear when they are in our presence sans those bars.

    By the way, you ignorant dolt, most people don’t walk by humans in need, it’s ignorant tools like you who make that claim BECAUSE YOU ARE THAT PERSON WHO IGNORES HUMANS IN NEED…

    projecting your immorality is painfully OBVIOUS!

  • 2SHADES

    orrrrrrrr, the obvious… a RESPONSIBLE PARENT, who, when her kid already talked about climbing in, MAYBE could have kept a closer eye on her kid so that the second he started to climb in, which doesn’t happen in one second, it takes a bit, possibly could have stopped him?

    Nahhhhhhh, we can’t ask for that, because that would necessitate “responsibility”. Right!

  • 2SHADES

    NOTHING’S LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER’S LIFE…

    I’m tired of people like you thinking that we’re more important than anything, because here’s just one of the MANY ways that you’re absolutely, dead wrong…

    using your total lack of critical thinking skills, one can easily argue that trees & plants lives are more important than yours, because without them, NOTHING HAS AIR TO BREATHE and EVERYTHING DIES…

    You pea-brained, nit-wit.

  • Rosalie Parker

    If you are talking ignorant it befits you more than me. I wasn’t addressing you anyway. You are not included in my conversation. I was addressing my people. Stop lurking and butting in conversations where your opinion is not wanted nor needed. Butting in conversations where people are not interested in your opinion is dam-n ignorant. You are the ignorant idiot – not me. I don’t really care what you do but when you step to me I will put you in your place you meddling jackass.

  • 2squirrelly4u

    “When I step to u” you should really stop replying to anything I say. You’re just proving my point every time you say something back to me. Have a nice day. ?

  • Rosalie Parker

    I keep telling you jackass you did not make a point. You stop posting me as if you can tell me what to do. Have a lousy day.

  • Rosalie Parker

    Stop comparing me to you. You are an ignorant something as I don’t qualify you as a person. I’m not a racist but when a racist comes for me they get shut down.

  • Rosalie Parker

    Make me stop replying to you. You can’t so I will reply every time you send me a stupid ignorant post. You have no say over what I choose to do I mean who the hell do you think you are?

  • Rosalie Parker

    Yea becvause you wanted to get the last word in but I won’t let you.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Shut up with that nonsense, caring about animals doesn’t mean that I would ignore a dying man. The world is full of children, but there are very few gorillas. Humans just keep breeding and can’t watch their spawn!

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Secure the toddler in a stroller or put one of those toddler leashes on him–anything is better than letting him roam free. Why do morons have 4 children if they can’t watch a toddler?!

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Zoos typically take in animals raised in captivity that can not be returned to the wild that have been rescued from private owners most of the time. You can’t compare a zoo that takes in abused animals to an entertainment venue like Seaworld. Not all zoos even breed animals, many act as preserves.

    You had best be vegan if you’re against humans exploiting animals for entertainment. A few humans looking at a well cared for lion is nothing compared to the brutality of factory farms. Oh…but cows aren’t endangered so it’s okay to slice and dice them while alive. That’s what most people think, and I think they’re hypocrites.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Do you eat meat? Those are poor animals too.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    I agree with it, that dentist is one huge narcissistic asshole.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    She’s not ‘new age’ she’s just part of the population that pops out kids for funsies, she’s got 4 of em, no matter. If that had been my spawn I would have scrambled after him.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    The ‘hood’ fathers are absolved of guilt?

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    I actually did see it on Fox News today at the gym, normally I wouldn’t watch faux noise.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    They’re obese, they can’t run.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Funny, but not a helpful contribution.

    You can visit the fat beach, but I’d rather not.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    You sound fat.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    You’re a damn animal, all humans are.

    I’d choose my cat over you any day.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Humans are animals too, although some are closer to their basest instincts than others.

  • Soon2BWife

    I am, thanks.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Fox had a story about a vet being assaulted by police officers in Delaware two years ago?

    Doubtful.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Fox had a story about a vet being assaulted by police officers in Delaware two years ago?

    Doubtful.

  • Torae

    Nope, 5’7 and 140lbs…i sound fat and you sound like a moron….troll.

  • northdakotalover

    Your thinking is flawed. A dog, cat, etc.. can’t defend itself in an abuse situation whereas a human has a voice and can defend itself. The same logic holds true with a baby that is abused and can’t escape it’s abuser. The innocent should be protected at all costs.

  • northdakotalover

    Becky, Scott, Jamal, Da’wan, Ebony, Katie, Trevon…wouldn’t matter. Get off your cell phone, quit taking selfies and pay attention to your G-dam kid(s). #pullyourheadout #ripharambe #gladthekidsok