posted on May, 28 2016 @ 11:40 PM
a reply to: gypsycat
In the few snippets of video he actually does appear to be protective and gentle. I know someone said he tossed the child. Honestly though if he WAS
being protective what are you going to do? You can't risk it. You can't risk a tranq gun, that's not instantaneous as far as I know, and might have
pissed the poor guy off, resulting in the kid being hurt.
I have a very friendly dog that loves kids. I make sure my fence is buttoned up, and just a few weeks ago had a talk with the neighborhood kids and
told them not to pet my dog through the fence (even though he loves them). He could accidentally scratch one jumping on the fence, knock a board
loose hurting one, accidentally land on a finger trying to pet him through a crack etc. I'm not a freaking zoo, I don't have a legal team, I don't
have risk management, and again we're talking the difference between a sweet border collie that has proven time and again he loves kids and a 400 +
pound gorilla that could rip a full grown man in half and is extremely unpredictable.
The zoo was negligent here. Ended up costing a beautiful animal it's life, and potentially costing a young boy his. One of the few times where I
hope a place gets sued. The way it was described it sounds like the kid basically ducked under a wire fence. Blaming the parents less if that's all
it took. That's 5 seconds or less of not paying attention.
I'm thinking about the gorilla enclosure at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle that I went to probably 10 times a year as a child, and the gorilla
enclosure there to my recollection would be just about impossible for a kid under 10 to access.
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