Harambe was killed after a four year old boy crawled through a railing barrier and fell 10ft into the gorilla exhibit’s moat before he was dragged by the endangered Silverback for 10 minutes.cheap jerseys
Jerry Stones, the director of Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, said he was in tears after learning Harambe was killed just a day after the gorilla’s 17th birthday.Jerry Stones (pictured with Harambe’s half sister Gladys), the director of Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas, said he was in tears after learning Harambe was killed just a day after the gorilla’s 17th birthday’An old man can cry, too,’ Stones told the New York Daily News.’Harambe was my heart. It’s like losing a member of the family.’Stones, 74, was Harambe’s caretaker from birth until the gorilla’s transfer to Cincinnati Zoo last year.He said Harambe had been a ‘sweet cute little guy’ and a ‘sharp character’, but defended the zoo’s decision to kill the gorilla to keep the boy safe.’The child was in danger,’ he said. ‘It’s a tragic set of circumstances that left a beautiful young gorilla in a situation that was foreign and ultimately ended up being dangerous for him.’Can you imagine what was going through those parents’ minds?”No matter what Harambe was doing, in their minds, they had to be petrified.’But many have taken to social media to blame the boy’s parents for Harambe’s death.Witness Kim O’Connor said she heard the boy telling his mother he wanted to get in to the water before the incident, only to be told by her: ‘No, you’re not, no you’re not.’O’Connor told WLWTshe heard the boy talking about getting into the water before she heard a splash, followed by frantic yelling once onlookers realized he was inside the enclosure.A video emerged on Saturday revealing some of the chilling moments where Harambe was dragging the boy in the water, although more graphic portions were cut from the footage.According to O’Connor, the gorilla looked like he was trying to protect the boy from panicked bystanders who may have aggravated the tense situation.Director Thane Maynard supported the zoo’s dangerous animal response team for their decision to put down the gorilla.’They made a tough choice and they made the right choice because they saved that little boy’s life,’ Maynard said.But outraged animal lovers took to social media declaring the western lowland gorilla’s life was unnecessarily taken, and more than 1,000 have already joined the Facebook group Justice for Harambe.While some like Stones defended the parents, many others were less sympathetic.One Twitter user wrote: ‘So a beautiful, innocent gorilla has to die because neglectful parents can’t control their kids? Mankind sucks 🙁 Harambe CincinnatiZoo”http://www.cheapjerseys11.com
It is believed that the situation was caused by parental negligence and the zoo is not responsible for the child’s injuries and possible trauma,’ the petition reads.’We the undersigned want the parents to be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life.”We believe that this negligence may be reflective of the child’s home situation.

While some like Stones defended the parents