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That's my girl with the gorilla... but she's totally safe, says father

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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We put are children in alot more dangerous situations then that father letting his child play with a gentle gorrilla. We put have no problem with putting are children in a car and driving on the road with hundreds of distracted drivers, Hire and trust complete strangers or teenagers to watch their kids, and we have no problem medicating babies and children with drugs that have potentially deadly side effects




posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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I'm seeing a lot of stereotyping going on here.

"I've heard gorillas can be dangerous! Get that child away from it!"

"I've heard black men steal stuff! Get that black dude away from my car!"

See the similarities? This is not to start a conversation on racism, it's to show how this can be taken as a stereotype against gorillas. I mean, you're going to give your child to a group of human beings (Day Care), one of the most violent and untrustworthy species on the planet, but a tame gorilla frightens you?

Chillax. That gorilla has better mother instincts than the manager of your local day care facility.

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
I'm seeing a lot of stereotyping going on here.

"I've heard gorillas can be dangerous! Get that child away from it!"

"I've heard black men steal stuff! Get that black dude away from my car!"

See the similarities? This is not to start a conversation on racism, it's to show how this can be taken as a stereotype against gorillas. I mean, you're going to give your child to a group of human beings (Day Care), one of the most violent and untrustworthy species on the planet, but a tame gorilla frightens you?

Chillax. That gorilla has best mother instincts than the manager of your local day care facility.


Agreed completely.

I still have seen no evidence of an unprovoked female gorilla being dangerous. I suspect that gorilla would only be dangerous to anyone who tried to hurt the kid.

For animals that are routinely mistreated by humans and considering their strength and intelligence there are very few stories of even large Silverbacks hurting people, and even then they obviously didn't attack with the bloodlust of a human or chimp.

As for the Family Guy with the pile of dead kittens (an awesopme show by the way)... Way to go on getting facts from a satirical cartoon... morons.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 03:25 PM
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I have to agree to a point. But I also have to ask you how many kids are killed by their parents in a moment of rage every single day.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Every animal on this planet is capable of being violent. If he works with animals for a living and doesn't understand that, he's overpaid.

Every parent on this planet is capable of being stupid and that father is the perfect case in point. He needs to prove his point with someone other than a helpless child. And his OWN to boot. It's obvious that he's placing the understanding of an animal over the safety of his own child.

The man is an idiot.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Not cool. This isn't a puppy their dealing with, this thing can squash her like a grape. I'd be amazed if this guy doesn't catch the hell he deserves. I'm usually against sheltering your kids, but come'on. This girls dad needs his . examined, and right to have kids taken.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by DeepImpactX
Every animal on this planet is capable of being violent. If he works with animals for a living and doesn't understand that, he's overpaid.

Every parent on this planet is capable of being stupid and that father is the perfect case in point. He needs to prove his point with someone other than a helpless child. And his OWN to boot. It's obvious that he's placing the understanding of an animal over the safety of his own child.

The man is an idiot.



Where do you draw the line? What makes him more idiotic than a person putting their child in a car? Or sending their child to day care with people they don't know?

Of course a gorilla is capable of violence but there is no evidence I can find or have seen that any gorilla is prone to unprovoked violence, no evidence of lethal violence or attacking an animal that couldn't be a threat, and no evidence of female gorillas attacking anything that wasn't directly threatening or had already hurt them.

With the number of people working closely with Gorillas and the number of people who hunt them for fun in Africa I would expect to see stories of people being ripped to shreds regularly. The worst I can find are silverbacks injuring people.

You are closed minded if you blanket all animals, or even primates in the same behavioral group.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup
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Well he obviously knows what he's doing and has raised many Gorillas and been around them long enough to know and it's his kid... so I guess he is the only one who matters and he knows best.


I think the tone and wording of the Daily Mail "piece" is very offensive and they are clearly attacking him.
I can't find this story anywhere else really.... is it newsworthy?

Who knows.

As for your dog comment, most people do trust their dog around their children... if your dog was a violent breed and prone (or at least perceived to be prone) to attacks then I guess people would have to be more careful, but most domestic animals and clearly these Gorillas are pretty good with young and have no problems whatsoever being around them and being loving and caring of them.



Really, knows what he's doing? Have you seen animal planets fatal attractions? You can never predict what a wild animal can do. I'm not big on living in fear, but these are only problems if you allow them to be. Really, don't put your kids in harms way and allow them to play Russian roulette with freaking wild animals. If anything were to happen to that child everyone would rightfully hold his lame brained ass responsible.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Here is a wild silverback gorilla who feels threatened attacking...



Deny ignorance folks...

Wild animals are not all equal.

I can come up with videos of lions, Chimps, humans, etc attacking and seriously injuring or killing. I can find a video of a big rig killing a whole family in bad weather, I can find dog attacks and kills of human children all day long...

Where are these unpredictable killer gorillas ya'll are talking about?



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Consequence
No different than with playing with a dog that could chew the kid's . off if it wished.
The parent is responsible for whatever happens.


Except that a gorilla can snap your neck in a glance before they even consider what they've done. Maybe during a bad day. Most people don't have the kind of dog that could destroy a child's face in a millisecond, and the one's that do get their share of criticism.

Glad the girl grew up healthy. Definitely a unique experience. One that I would NEVER expose my child to, lol.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Bunch of armchair activists here with really strong opinions, and words, against the father for allowing his daughter to be around apes.

As a father, and a lover of animals and nature, I am confident this father knew what he was doing. This was his daughter, who I'm sure he loved very much, and a group of apes that he knew well, and probably also loved very much. This video was taken 20 years ago and the girl lived to grow to an adult.

I would bet an troy ounce of gold that some of the nay sayers here have left their infants alone in the tub, near a stairway, or outside for a few minutes while they ran in to answer a ringing phone. I would also bet that the father of the girl in the OP's video was much more attentive and took better care of his family than most American parents.

HUMANS are the wild, savage, ruthless beasts. Remember that.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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I would bet an troy ounce of gold that some of the nay sayers here have left their infants outside for a few minutes


Didn't know there were gorillas in Illinois. Will be more careful, thanks.
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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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No, But there are Bulls in Chicago. LOL



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 05:30 PM
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I think the father places too much faith in that gorilla. Wild animals can seem tame at times, but they can always change their demeanor in a seconds notice. Any parent with any kind of concern for their child, would never take a chance of putting their child in danger.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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That girl will become a latest sensation gorilla whisperer...you just wait till that hits the media and will be all over the news. I would love to see everyone say,"Nice observation SW2011...how did you know?!?!"

Trust me, I just know

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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I can just hear the "wah wah waaaaaaaaaaaaah~" trumpet go off on that pun



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 06:08 PM
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The father is right! it is totally safe to play with primates !






I would throw him in jail for a good six month and take the child away from him.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Baby primates don't do that...adult primates do...your post is a tad bit off...but your right, never trust wild animals !



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