Jane Goodall Believes Zoo Had No Choice But To Kill Harambe The Gorilla

Trisha Faulkner - Author

Jun. 20 2016, Updated 10:19 p.m. ET

Jane Goodall is known all over the planet as one of the foremost experts on all things primates. On Sunday, Goodall decided to make her extensive thoughts regarding the shooting death of Harambe the gorilla known to the public. In summary, Time reported that Jane Goodall believes the Cincinnati Zoo had absolutely no choice in the matter. Shooting Harambe the gorilla was necessary to save the life of the child who had gotten into the enclosure.

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After Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla, began to drag around a three-year-old boy who had fallen into the enclosure, officials made the hard decision to shoot the gorilla to death to save the boy. As a response, there was an uproar over whether or not this was the right thing to do. With experts such as Jack Hanna and Jane Goodall saying the zoo made the right decision, it is possible the zoo did make the right decision when it came to whether or not to kill the primate to save the boy.


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