One series I write is on zoo mystery stories. The shooting of Harambe greatly troubles me. Those gorillas are critically endangered. There should have been better safeguards. Did the exhibit actually have a solid chain-link fence or was it just wood slats they hoped people stayed behind?

Once the child was in the gorilla’s hands and the keepers felt they couldn’t get to him, I do understand the decision. It’s unfair at that point to let the child die because of faults on the part of the zoo design team or the parents. But both, in my opinion, should now face consequences.

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