The mom whose little boy fell into the Gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo – is she really that different from any of us?? It’s been said that she took her eyes off of him for about 1 minute. It SEEMS hard to believe that she didn’t see him going so dangerously close to falling in, BUT – I hate to be quick to judge. If this happened to me, it would be my darkest hour. I probably would never be able to forgive myself.
I also hate that the gorilla was killed. It’s so sad – and probably the hardest for those zookeepers who had to make the decision to do it. They had a relationship with him and probably loved him. They had to make a VERY tough but QUICK choice. I think they did their job.
And maybe this and all zoos should re think the way the enclosures are built. NONE of this would have happened if this 3 year old wouldn’t have BEEN ABLE to fall in to start with.
It’s sad all around. And even if all parents never made a mistake, and all zoos perfected their exhibits – we all live on this planet, and things happen.
I tell you what – I’ll bet every single Mom and Dad will think of this at zoos from now on. Maybe that’s the good part?? I want to find it.