Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo Thomson Reuters Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla, was shot dead Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy slipped into his enclosure. Harambe was a Western lowland silverback gorilla, a critically endangered species.
Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla, was shot dead Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy slipped into his enclosure. Harambe was a Western lowland silverback gorilla, a critically endangered species. The death of Harambe has caused outrage among animal-rights activists.
Moreover, the deadly decision by the Cincinnati Zoo keepers to shoot the Gorilla to save the life of the child has sparked an explosion of criticism and controversy. Why wasn’t Harambe spared? Couldn’t they have sedated the magnificent animal?
Many people worldwide already know about the shooting of a 17-year-old male western lowland gorilla named Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo to save the life of a 4-year-old child who fell into the gorilla’s cage. The boy apparently told his mother he wanted to meet Harambe and crawled under a rail and over the wall of the moat.
Bantu, a 24-year-old Western lowland gorilla living at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo, died of a heart attack on Wednesday after zookeepers sedated him for transport to another zoo 340 miles away. Bantu was being moved so that he …
Bantu the gorilla has died of a heart attack after being sedated so he could be transported to another zoo (Image: Getty) There, it was hoped he would mate with two females. Around 20 vets and experts are believed to have been involved in the transportation efforts – which tragically ended in the gorilla’s death, AFP reports.
Yet one person with knowledge of the zoo business said the decision to kill a 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe after a three-year-old boy managed to get into the exhibit was unlikely to dent ticket sales, which along with parking, account for $10.8 million, or 27 percent, of the Cincinnati Zoo’s annual revenue.
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May 29, 2016 · The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offered a contrite explanation for why a 17-year-old gorilla was shot to death Saturday. Many are not buying it.
May 30, 2016 · This is a huge loss for the zoo family and the gorilla population worldwide.” Video The director of the Cincinnati Zoo, Thayne Maynard, said the killing of a silverback gorilla, Harambe, was justified because a child who had fallen into the animal’s pen was in serious danger.
Unidentified male western lowland gorilla, Cincinnati Zoo Credit: By Mark Dumont via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license Advertisement Harambe, a 17-year-old male western lowland gorilla, was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo to save the life of a four-year-old child who fell into his cage.