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#JusticeForHarambe: How Cincinnati Gorilla Death Reminds Us Of Zoo Safety

Travelers Today       By    Gelli Chua

Updated: May 31, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

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Baby Gorilla Draws Visitors To Chicago's Brookfield Zoo
BROOKFIELD, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Kamba, a western lowland gorilla, holds her one-day-old son Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo on September 24, 2015 in Brookfield, Illinois. Zachary's birth marks four generations of western lowland gorillas currently in the group at Brookfield Zoo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered primarily due to commercial hunting for the bushmeat trade, diseases such as the Ebola virus, as well as the illegal pet trade and habitat destruction from logging.
(Photo: Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A drastic tragedy that occurred recently in Cincinnati was the loss of life of Harambe. Harambe was a lowland-based gorilla in the western side. Harambe lost his life on Saturday after a kid was trapped in his clasp at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Harambe was an intelligent creature. This animal is also full of emotions, unlike any would expect from a creature, as reported in It is disappointing, though, that a mistake made by a human being has accidentally caused the adorable gorilla to lose his life.

Blaming others for the passing of Harambe has become rampant in one way or another in social media. The safety precautions placed in the zoo where Harambe resided allegedly has been in existence for the past 38 years. Another thing that has bothered people of Harambe's death was that the animal was imprisoned in the zoo, hence, the animal, eventually met his death due to a human error.

Some people, though, have thought somebody could have put a stop on the kid going through the barrier and getting stuck within the gorilla's clasp. Some also have questioned the race of the child's family. People question this thinking that the family's race may have played a part in the values they have ingrained upon their child. People were thinking should the parents exercised the teaching of better values on their child, their kid would not have gone through being trapped within the gorilla's clasp.

People express their sentiments over the death of Harambe and the doubts whether or not the kid's parents exercised responsible parenting. People took to Facebook, Twitter and social media sites, whose one of the statements was as follows:

" Why weren't they watching their child? They're bad parents. Their child was injured and Harambe died because of them."

Meanwhile, on one occasion, there was a woman who was holding on to two kids by the rail in an exhibit for cheetahs at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo when one of the kids she was holding on to got out of her grasp and fell down. This news was reported by

The parents of the 4-year old boy who was trapped within Harmabe's enclosure was Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson, as reported in Daily Mail UK. Dickerson reportedly has committed tons of crimes in the past.

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