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Friday, June 3, 2016

Harambe the Gorilla

I join so many others who are saddened by the death of Harambe the Gorilla...what a beautiful animal he was! Having said that after reading several comments by folks about this tragic event I am amazed at the clairvoyance so many seem to have. Not only are some completely convinced they would never make a mistake like the mother of the 3 year old, they also seem to know the exact thought process of a gorilla. Over the years I have been told wild animals are just that....wild. Trying to domesticate or give them more human like qualities is often a foolish endeavor. There are a great many so-called experts who have tried to make pets of wild animals only to have some very tragic consequences occur. Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy comes to mind, or many others who have tempted fate with a wild animal.

At this point the zoo needs to make some big changes to their habitat.  And although I am very sad that Harambe is dead I am greatly relieved the little boy is safe.

This world is a place of a million mistakes, we all make them, even the folks who think they are not capable of mistakes.


  1. Love the "clairvoyance" mention Donna. People deny so easily that their lives can get out of control - I think it scares them. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Thanks for this. I'm saddened to see read the knee-jerk and judgmental posts about the situation. It's simply sad.

  3. I like your last sentence the best. So true. So true.

  4. I can not even bear to think about that whole scenario. For me, the bottom line is that zoos are not good places, period, and we should do away with them. My view has little to do with this particular incident but everything to do with it, too, in that we should not be staring at caged animals for entertainment, nor should we make pets of them. The whole thing is tragic and painful.

  5. I hope we can learn from this. If we are going to have zoos, we need to rethink the habitats…for our children's safety and for the welfare of the animals themselves.

  6. the welfare of the animals themselves.