Unless you were on a wild animal safari, shooting lions or leopards or elephants in a barrel, by now you must have heard that Zookeepers in Cincinnati shot and killed a 450-pound gorilla named Harambe to rescue a 4-year-old boy who fell into its enclosure. Apparently, the 17-year-old male Western lowland silverback gorilla, outlived his usefulness, even though it looked like he was protecting the boy, gently touching his hand as he stood over him. Everything was copasetic until Grape Ape went AWOL, and dragged the boy into a cave. That’s when all hell broke loose and the gorilla was shot dead. Now, I can understand why everyone is upset that Harambe was killed. I can even understand the outrage. Honestly, it’s not the mom’s fault or the kid’s either. It’s the fault of the zoo for not making the enclosure child proof. As far as those who think the zoo shouldn’t have killed the gorilla, all I have to say is this: Everyone wants to save the gorilla until it’s their kid in the cage with him.

What’s a gorilla got to do to get a banana around here?

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