Harambe The gorilla
On Saturday the 28th of May, four year old Isaiah Dickerson fell 10-15 feet into Harambe the gorilla enclosure, at Cincinnati Zoo.
Harambe the gorilla, is an endangered species. Harambe was born and raised in captivity at Gladys Porter Zoo Texas, and was moved to Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio USA in 2014 at the age of 15.
Harambe and two other gorilla’s were in the enclosure at the time the boy fell. Zoo keepers managed to get the other two gorillas out of the enclosure and were able to move them to another area away from Harambe and Isaiah. Isaiah was dragged around the enclosure and dragged across a 1 foot moat of water. Harambe decided to pull the boy onto land then grabbed the boy's leg and played with him like a toy. The boy looked like a rag doll. The zoo keeper decided to shoot Harambe to save Isaiah life.
I think that it was both the parent and the zoo’s fault that Harambe was shot. The zoo should of had a safer barrier in place to protect children from climbing and falling over. It was also the parent’s fault as well, because they should have watched their child. I think that they still needed to shoot Harambe because a human’s life is more important than an animal’s life.