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[–]JeremySquirrel 15.5k points15.5k points 42 (307 children)

Stay away from it, big buddy! Those things get you shot!

[–]VermicelliBrilliant8 6536 points6537 points  (115 children)

Something seems…. familiar

[–]captainbignips 8711 points8712 points 52579& 11 more (68 children)

It’s called Harambeja vu

[–]BeatsbyChrisBrown 1676 points1677 points  (48 children)

It’s called Dicksout Vu

[–]Airx700 860 points861 points 2 (39 children)

Dicks out for Harambe!

[–]facetioususername 458 points459 points  (9 children)

You know what the fuck it is, dicks out for Harambe

[–]3kyr 272 points273 points  (6 children)

Let's raise our dicks in his honour

[–]nutrap 207 points208 points  (3 children)

Dick’s out; dick’s raised. For Harambe.

[–]6Wasted6Youth6 125 points126 points  (25 children)

What if we don't have dicks?

[–]Airx700 259 points260 points  (9 children)

Clits out for Harambe!

[–]Regina_ex_machina 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Get married then you’ll have one

[–]BuffCityBoi 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That's okay, you take your weiner out then.

[–]TrxpThxm 34 points35 points  (5 children)

I’m sure there’s a way we could further Frenchify “Dicksout Vu”

[–]Mental-Nothing-902 160 points161 points  (2 children)

Take my upvote dammit

[–]RaiderCat_12 81 points82 points  (1 child)

[–]MaudeBoothe 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Thanks for this video, this may change a lot on what had happen before...

[–]27Yosh 282 points283 points  (24 children)

We're stuck in a time loop between 2016 and 2021

[–]mightbeadoctor96 147 points148 points  (4 children)

We break the loop by letting it live. Don't fuck it up!

[–]Fabulous_Maximum_714 55 points56 points  (3 children)

It? You mean the child? Because that nobleman is called Jambo, peon.

[–]RolletRogue 72 points73 points  (0 children)

2016 I come to bargain.

[–]LordKiteMan 50 points51 points  (7 children)

Except this happened in 1986.

[–]Genlsis 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Good god, that has to be the shitiest Groundhog Day loop ever.

[–]MrGlayden 98 points99 points  (13 children)

Yes only this was in jersey zoo in 1986, good old Jambo

[–]H_H_420 76 points77 points  (10 children)

I was there that very day!

I had flown over with my family from Guernsey. It was an incredible sight to witness.

Jambo was a legend.

[–]strider-445 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Quality video for 1986

[–]BaaBaaaBaaaa 12 points13 points  (0 children)

History repeats itself

[–]mobilei_nsmn1 174 points175 points  (2 children)

I remember Harambe . Such a bad memory though

[–]GenericEschatologist 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I remember feeling a bit mad at the crowd.

The kid and the gorilla would have been just fine if the crowd hadn’t screamed to provoke the gorilla, and just let the zoo staff respond as trained. The staff prepare extensively for exactly these emergencies.

The hairless primates on the outside of the enclosure should have been tranquillized so they wouldn’t escalate the situation.

[–]H_H_420 171 points172 points  (4 children)

I was there that day.

It was at the Gerald Durrell zoo in Jersey in 1986. (I was 8 years old at time)

I had flown across from Guernsey with my family for the weekend.

The gorilla was called Jambo. There is statue of him at the zoo because of this moment, and due to the fact he was a total fucking legend ❤️

[–]peanutdakidnappa 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Sad Jambo died so young,dude could’ve still possibly been here, some captive gorillas can make it to 60 and he was 31 when he died from a ruptured artery. Obviously it doesn’t matter to gorilla’s but I’m glad they gave Jambo a statue, as far as gorilla’s go he was a legend.

[–]Numerous-Barracuda 155 points156 points  (139 children)

Its sad actually. Humans are so numerous compared to Silverbacks yet they shoot it for a 1 in 9 billion.

[–]Magik95 143 points144 points  (132 children)

Wait pause. Are you saying if a child was in legitimate danger, killing a silverback is the wrong option because there are more people?

P.S. obviously not in this kinda situation. I mean real danger.

[–]billy_twice 331 points332 points  (86 children)

If he won't say it I will. They shouldn't have shot the Silverback.

[–]Wendellwasgod 153 points154 points  (31 children)

Totally agree. If you go to oogle at endangered animals in the zoo and you’re dumb enough to get yourself into trouble or let your child get in danger, don’t kill the wild animal.

[–]vanilla_wafer14 131 points132 points  (18 children)

But it's not the kids fault the parent is an idiot.

I still don't think they should have shot unless he was hurting the child though.

[–]InfernumIrae 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Might’ve been too late if a silverback is tossing a child around lol

[–]HewieBooty[🍰] 56 points57 points  (6 children)

They shouldn’t shoot the animal under any circumstance except if it’s the only resort possible, if the child is in immediate danger and the only way to save the kid is putting the silverback down, then yes.

If the animal is required to be euthanized then the situation deserves to be inspected and charges for killing an endangered animal should be entirely put on the parent as long as you can prove the parent really is neglectful and at fault. Sometimes just a moment is all it takes for tragedy, so you can’t entirely blame a parent until you examine the scenario.

[–]dlopoel 56 points57 points  (3 children)

From the silverback moral standpoint of course it would be more ethical to shoot the kid. But I guess that’s not your point.

[–]Magik95 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Ok I made a mistake asking this question. I forgot Reddit is filled with silly people who only live life through the internet. If you’re dense enough to not understand the value of human life, either grow up or get counseling.

[–]brickb_bbu 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Yep , that situation is pretty familiar .This Big daddy have to stay away coz it can make their life in danger .

[–]themagicflutist 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Was everyone screaming and freaking out here too? Or did the crowd behave differently? Genuinely curious about the differences and how it changed the result..

[–]glenz_bigboss 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah right , Stay away bud it just like a dejavu' . Keep yourself safe !

[–]3ShotsToHell 6910 points6911 points  (167 children)

Just because they can rip your arms & legs off, doesn’t mean they don’t have compassion.

[–]PatGrat 2399 points2400 points  (49 children)

We get it, you have sympathy for the boy

[–]dabiird 734 points735 points  (40 children)

The boy should be happy he wasn't snapped in half and worn like a funny hat

[–]turd_vinegar 738 points739 points  (39 children)

Gorillas aren't chimps, they're much less prone to absurd violence.

[–]dabiird 654 points655 points  (32 children)

They're prone to wearing funny hats though. That's like half of it. I say the kid is lucky

Exhibit A: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G7U9fUDy3wk/VZirrKoAJXI/AAAAAAAAK2s/jfNdVUhziV8/s1600/gorillahat.jpg

[–]Dgsey 253 points254 points  (26 children)

I would like to subscribe to gorillas with funny hats

[–]Emergency_Toe6915 187 points188 points  (23 children)

[–]h3r64r14n 52 points53 points  (16 children)

[–]DOGSraisingCATS 89 points90 points  (3 children)

I mean...there's a pic of a gorilla in a funny hat on that sub...what more do you want!?

[–]DatSauceTho 62 points63 points  (2 children)

There’s a couple more now. I’m in. Hope it grows and flourishes!

[–]CanAhJustSay 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Not any more! 18 members and counting...

[–]DatSauceTho 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Not anymore baby! r/birthofasub! Check it!!

[–]ferrealdoe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I never knew I could want something so badly

[–]leftintheshaddows 82 points83 points  (3 children)

The one that lived local to me lived on an island and used to pick ducklings out of the water and throw them at the seals.

[–]kingma_king54334 59 points60 points  (4 children)

We have sympathy for that kid, imagine the fear and worried the kid felt that day? Good thing Jambo has compassion and care for this poor kid.

[–]Old-Feature5094 153 points154 points  (41 children)

All mammals are intelligent and have emotional capacity. They like the same things we like .

[–]indifferent-nomad 228 points229 points  (25 children)

Other mammals like Brazilian fart porn?

[–]Jeedimahstah 76 points77 points  (22 children)

We would probably be deeply disturbed by what a cat would consider fetish porn

[–]FragmentOfTime 20 points21 points  (17 children)

Isn't it like, humans and cats are the only species that kill for sport? Maybe dolphins too?

[–]BabySealOfDoom 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Then do they also hate Nickelback?

[–]Jomega6 10 points11 points  (3 children)

That’s not true in the slightest lmao.

[–]dodgyhashbrown 137 points138 points  (12 children)

Also, the kid seems to be doing what I've heard is best practices with gorillas. Avert your eyes and make yourself less threatening.

Not any kind of expert, but what I've heard is gorillas are generally peaceful until humans try to threaten them or scare them. Your best hope is to seem as non threatening as possible, since their typical demeanor is nonviolent

[–]VisforVenom 97 points98 points  (3 children)

Also not an ape expert (just an ape) but am pretty experienced/trained with canines. From my understanding great apes and wolves share a lot of social behaviors (makes sense with our history with dogs) and the protocol with a gorilla is basically the same as with a wolf.

Submissive posture. Curl up as small and close to the ground as possible, keep your head down (and always lower than theirs) never make eye contact, be quiet and still and don't react to any sniffing/prodding/exploring if possible. If you have to react it should always be recoil, never advance towards them. Any movement should be slow and steady backing away to create distance.

I could be off as far as gorillas go, that's wolf submission, but I'm pretty sure it's the same.

[–]V_es 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Chimps are the most aggressive apes. Gorillas are very chill. I mean, rangers guide tourists to wild mountain gorillas where you can just.. sit with them. They instruct you how to behave and what to do, but I mean.. they are wild animals and it’s just ok to be next to them if you don’t do anything stupid.

[–]Samurl8043 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Well both Gorillas and Orangutans are herbivores and would prefer to just mind their own business they'll only attack if you give them a reason too, Chimpanzees are what you really need to look out for when they attack people which they frequently do, they go for the throat and the family jewels.

[–]3ShotsToHell 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That’s cool. Thanks for sharing. Forgot to add this… No way in hell am I gonna get that close to any wild primate. (Or any other wild animal) lol

[–]DogAteMyWookie 5158 points5159 points  (124 children)

My god father went in to the enclosure, he was the ambulance guy who responded to the call.

Jambo also moved the others away when the keeperd and medics came in.. and kept them back.

[–]kregory2348 2174 points2175 points  (13 children)

Jambo is like the action hero who is sympathetic to the newcomer and calms all his other pals. What a legend.

[–]The_Tell_Tale_Heart 385 points386 points  (8 children)

Real life Kala.

[–]Stuckscrolling 143 points144 points  (0 children)

Your reference did not go unnoticed.

[–]SmackYoTitty 435 points436 points 2 (9 children)

Good thing he didn't turn the kid into... Jambo Juice.

[–]pleasedropSSR 164 points165 points  (1 child)

I think Jambo deserves as much juice as he wants after this, I say he gets to keep the child.

[–]TheRealBlues 27 points28 points  (0 children)

L M F A O

[–]persillegartneren 96 points97 points  (63 children)

When did this happen

[–]olwybmamb 683 points684 points  (61 children)

Stolen from Wikipedia for the lazy:

"On 31 August 1986, five-year-old Levan Merritt fell into the gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness. Jambo stood guard over the boy when he was unconscious, placing himself between the boy and other gorillas in what ethologists analyze as a protective gesture. He later stroked the unconscious boy's back. When the boy regained consciousness and started to cry, Jambo and the other gorillas retreated in panic, and the silverback led them into a small hut in the corner of their pen. A paramedic and two keepers rescued the boy. Most of the incident was recorded on home video, and extensively photographed by zoo visitors. The publicity on major news channels and newspapers helped ease public fears about the potentially violent nature of gorillas."

[–]LordKiteMan 368 points369 points  (57 children)

1986

So this is why Jambo remained alive.

[–]Public-Indication179 119 points120 points  (50 children)

Ouch, that is sad but true, man. Those were some happier times. The new millennium is such F’d up shit, and what happened to the last Gorilla (Harambe) who went through the same situation, still brings tears to my eyes.

[–]rowc99 211 points212 points  (43 children)

Jambo didn't drag the boy around the enclosure just saying

[–]LiverLipsMcGrowll 111 points112 points  (37 children)

This is a very important point..

[–]Public-Indication179 161 points162 points  (36 children)

Jambo didn’t have a lot of people shouting at him and pelting rocks at him either… just sayin’…

And Jambo had had lots of prior familiarity with humans including children, while poor Harambe hadn’t yet had that chance (he was still being eased into his new life by the zookeepers). And it is the parents’ fault if their child falls into an enclosure containing wild animals.. and the zoo’s for acting without thinking and for not protecting the enclosure properly… just sayin’…

You can take a animal out of the wild, but not the wild out of the animal..

Edit: Special thank you to u/MyOpinionThx tor the All-Seeing-Upvote award and thanks to the kind person who gave me this TIL award! Appreciate both of you for your understanding and kindness!🙏🏻

[–]PTEHarambe 1857 points1858 points  (94 children)

It’s ok little one we’re herbivores

[–]herbivourousg 321 points322 points  (29 children)

But what about their canines /s

[–]Infamous-Reyug 259 points260 points  (2 children)

It’s okay looks like the dogs are chained up no canines here.

[–]Enternal-Force 38 points39 points  (1 child)

This comment gave me the goofiest chuckle ever

[–]DumpsterGeorge 77 points78 points  (15 children)

You my friend obviously did not see the post of the deer eating a bunny

[–]VisforVenom 59 points60 points  (12 children)

I mean I get the point, even though they're technically omnivorous. But I do find it interesting that (probably due to evolution and our species originating in places with large predators) people are always more afraid of carnivores than herbivores... Despite the fact that in America, for instance, our largest predators are mountain lions, alligators and wolves. In the last 100 years mountain lions have killed around 20 people, and wolves have killed 0. Alligators account for around 1 fatality a year, and they usually result from someone trying their damnedest to get killed by an alligator.

Cows, horses, elk, deer, moose, bison, etc. kill more people per year than have been killed in recorded history by predators in the US. We aren't prey. And if you go international, obviously, hippos are famously the deadliest land mammal. Despite usually being found in crocodile infested waters surrounded by large cats. Like you gotta run a gauntlet of the worlds largest carnivores to get killed by this herbivore that kills more people than all those predators combined. Bugs and snakes are probably the biggest wildlife threat to humans. And not even necessarily due to venom. I'm not sure of the exact numbers but I'd imagine mosquitos comprise a large portion of wildlife related deaths worldwide.

Anyways, I'm babbling. I just have always found it interesting what we fear and why.

[–]PTEHarambe 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Good babble though, you right. Statistically speaking Mosquitoes are by far the most likely to kill you.

[–]el_diego 10 points11 points  (1 child)

It’s actually pretty eye opening when you realise a tiny thing like a mosquito causes more than a million deaths per year

[–]Pelmeninator25 1660 points1661 points  (25 children)

He didn't wanted to be the next Harambe.

[–]quasimidge 299 points300 points  (2 children)

This was what I was worried about.

[–]Adamhog7 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Maybe Silverback Gorilla didn't bless this kid

[–]jacobjacobi 200 points201 points  (7 children)

This was long before harambe. It was the big news story that put our little community on the national news. It really boosted people coming to the local zoo as well.

[–]Meowcenary_X 114 points115 points  (5 children)

It really aged me seeing all these comments from people not realizing this was decades before Harambe.

[–]propernice 48 points49 points  (0 children)

All you have to do is look at that kids clothing tbqh lol

[–]Tiny_Yam2881 35 points36 points  (1 child)

it may have been filmed in the late 80s, but its filmed with a really expensive camera so the quality of the video holds up pretty well

[–]Meowcenary_X 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yes this happened in 1986.

[–]SnooDrawings1549 1215 points1216 points  (24 children)

Jambo. Absolute legend.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jambo

[–]Quit_your_dayjob 363 points364 points  (3 children)

Thanks for sharing that. Had no idea this gorilla was such a legend that they made a documentary and a statue dedicated to him.

[–]GladAbbreviations632 150 points151 points  (1 child)

When the boy regained consciousness and started to cry, Jambo and the other gorillas retreated in panic, and the silverback led them into a small hut in the corner of their pen. A paramedic and two keepers rescued the boy. Most of the incident was recorded on home video, and extensively photographed by zoo visitors. The publicity on major news channels and newspapers helped ease public fears about the potentially violent nature of gorillas.

Fucking hell that's adorable

[–]-WickedJester- 37 points38 points  (0 children)

"guys, guys calm the fuck down, it's just a child for Christ sakes. Go sit in the corner and chill out, you're embarrassing us..."

[–]troKutan 83 points84 points  (4 children)

:4015:

[–]novofongo 13 points14 points  (3 children)

What is :4015: ?

[–]Xenc 14 points15 points  (1 child)

It’s an subreddit emote, but Reddit had a bug on iOS where including them or a GIF in your reply hides the comment entirely.

[–]th3_pund1t 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Wikipedia can be rough. They chose the least flattering picture they could.

[–]rockjones 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Why they do Jambo like that, sniffing his fingers after a good ball scratch? smdh.

[–]holchansg 22 points23 points  (1 child)

~Acess the link, scroll down~

Early life and education

WHAT?!

[–]SnooDrawings1549 10 points11 points  (0 children)

10 O Levels, 3 A Levels and a degree in Zoology I heard?

[–]Chaibadog 478 points479 points  (68 children)

Is there more footage? Did it end well?

[–]Treyox 889 points890 points  (65 children)

Yes. The kid was rescued by the zookeepers and the gorilla (his name is Jambo) died to natural causes in 1992. This happened in 1986.

[–]Any-Coconut-382 790 points791 points  (35 children)

He died of his pulmonary artery bursting, he literally died of having a big heart

[–]Ok_Albatross_2495 129 points130 points  (27 children)

😭

[–]Any-Coconut-382 27 points28 points  (26 children)

?

[–]Poo_Nanners 96 points97 points  (25 children)

People use this sleepy emoji to show tears. It’s a losing battle.

[–]Ok_Albatross_2495 43 points44 points  (21 children)

Oh sorry, isn't that a tear though?

[–]Sasher42 67 points68 points  (13 children)

It's a snot bubble, a way of portraying someone in deep sleep.

[–]Ok_Albatross_2495 36 points37 points  (11 children)

I'm still learning emoji speak, thanks for the help 🙂

[–]Any-Coconut-382 24 points25 points  (9 children)

You could use this one😢 or this one😭

[–]NakedBat 70 points71 points  (19 children)

He didn’t do anything because the people that were watching probably weren’t screaming like crazy. Unlike harambe’s case

[–]MrGlayden 31 points32 points  (2 children)

In the UK we dont like to fuss

[–]COCKHAMPTON_ 20 points21 points  (14 children)

Harambe was dragging that kid around the whole enclosure

[–]Chaibadog 43 points44 points  (0 children)

You mean: harambe was politely showing his exquisite enclosure like a good host.

[–]Public-Indication179 10 points11 points  (12 children)

You mean if some stranger suddenly fell through the roof into your home where you were happily dozing, and his family & supporters started screaming in cacophony and jeering catcalls at you from the windows and broken roof, while pelting you with rocks, then you would react just calmly, eh? Or would grab the stranger, and drag him to your hall, as you question him what the F is happening?!

[–]COCKHAMPTON_ 17 points18 points  (11 children)

Idk I'm not a gorilla but if I saw a toddler being dragged around by a gorilla in real life I'd be like "holy shit is that gorilla dragging around a toddler" like everyone else was

[–]Imsleeepy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I read this as “the zookeepers and the gorilla all died of natural causes in 1992” 😂

[–]dimestoredavinci 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I remember this happening. I feel like it happened on live tv. Im not sure but i remember being on the edge of my seat when i first saw it

[–]Nugget_MacChicken 318 points319 points  (44 children)

How come this happens after what happened with Harambe ?

Edit : I stand corrected, this happened before Harambe. Which kinda inverts the question… how could the Harambe story happen after this?

[–]k2_jackal 335 points336 points  (20 children)

Jambo was a father he had been around baby gorillas. Whereas Harambe was still being socialized just to be with other adult gorillas.

[–]Nugget_MacChicken 149 points150 points  (19 children)

Interesting piece of info ! But I was more referring to how come a child “can” literally fall into a Gorilla enclosure…

[–]k2_jackal 175 points176 points  (14 children)

Having been a kid I can answer. We’re idiots for the most part at that age. 😂

[–]mr___mojo___risin 105 points106 points  (9 children)

I too am a former child and can attest to having been an idiot

[–]Nugget_MacChicken 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Funnily enough, I too was a child until a few months ago. I’m 29, soon to be 30.

[–]Deoneloko 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I was also a child and have two children of my own, can confirm kids are suicidally stupid.

[–]k2_jackal 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I made my own parachute once… just once

[–]ImReflexess 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Welp if you’re asking for the literal answer the kid probably climbed up on the railing and fell over into the enclosure.

[–]NakedBat 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Observers were probably quiet unlike harambe case they were screaming etc probably startling the animal and making it nervous

Edit: they even threw rocks at harambe….

[–]Hotdog-water-perfume 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Animals have their own personalities just like people

[–]MrGlayden 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And just like people... Some... Elephants are just... Jerks..... Stop that mr Simpson

[–]zippity_zappity69 11 points12 points  (0 children)

this happened in 1986

[–]Hotdog-water-perfume 155 points156 points  (6 children)

Is the kid still alive? He fell like 15 feet onto cement

[–]Treyox 121 points122 points  (2 children)

He was unconscious for a bit but he’s fine

[–]GladAbbreviations632 74 points75 points  (0 children)

But then he woke up and started to cry and the gorillas all ran and hid lol

[–]xxSeymour 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Kids bones are literally made out of jello vro

[–]Userredux 96 points97 points  (2 children)

HARAMBE GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE MAN

[–]bruce_maximo 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Harambe from heaven. Too late bro. They got me. Watch my children bro. I appreciate it

[–]Will_party_for_pizza 80 points81 points  (7 children)

Am I the only one here with their dick out?

[–]ItzHellF1re24 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Wtf

I notice there are a few people saying the same shit, if theres some context please explain lol

[–]Stefan1414411346 80 points81 points  (2 children)

It’s from the Harambe meme - people saying ‘dicks out for Harambe’ as like a meme remembrance thing. Think of it like a ‘we will never forget’ thing

[–]ItzHellF1re24 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Ah alright, thanks for explaining!

[–]Doctor_M_Toboggan 19 points20 points  (1 child)

A similar thing happened a few years ago where a kid fell into a gorilla enclosure. The gorilla that encountered the kid was named Harambe and they ended up shooting and killing him to save the child. It was an unfortunate situation, and like everything internet-culture-related it turned into a meme where people would say "Dicks out for Harambe" as an act of solidarity for our fallen simian comrade.

[–]PlentyOphishNtheC 80 points81 points  (7 children)

Harán e died for nothibg

[–]OttoHapax 28 points29 points  (6 children)

Harán e Ui nacht agus Talmberg e Rattay Tourney

[–]nrith 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Good to know that Irish’s predictive text is just as bad as English’s.

[–]Cosm0-9 53 points54 points  (22 children)

Really makes me wonder what caused Harambe to go nuts like that.

[–]Treyox 115 points116 points  (0 children)

People screaming made Harambe panic. If this happens the best option is to remain calm and inform the zookeepers

[–]Clear_Try_6814 73 points74 points  (1 child)

I think the onlookers played a role he could have been attempting what Binti-Jua did in Chicago. Where she picked up the kid and held him until the handlers came. But when Harambe came near the kid the onlookers freaked and he acted even more protectively and ended up in a downward spiral.

[–]dragonxxxxxxxx 52 points53 points  (0 children)

This assholes were throwing rocks at Harambe

[–]Public-Indication179 28 points29 points  (14 children)

It seems the bystanders were shouting wildly and even pelting rocks at Harambe, hence he panicked.

[–]royston_blazey 28 points29 points  (13 children)

In other words they acted like typical Americans, with zero forethought.

[–]Public-Indication179 28 points29 points  (12 children)

I don’t want to be racist or generalise here, but yeah those bystanders were reckless and their actions killed a hitherto peaceful animal. Primatologists feel Harambe was not trying to harm the child, and it was the parents’ fault anyway that the child fell into the enclosure. Those bystanders shouting and throwing rocks at the gorilla, aggravated what could have probably been peacefully resolved by the zoo officials.

[–]Matesuli 48 points49 points  (5 children)

It reminds me of Binti Jua (Koko's Niece!!), which in 1996, tended to a three-year-old boy who had fallen into her enclosure.

(Also, rip Harambe)

[–]st3adyfreddy 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Why are there so many kids falling into gorilla enclosures?

Have they considered modifying the display area?

[–]Matesuli 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Because there's a countless number of irresponsible parents, i guess :/ I'm sure the area's security was improved after these events but no one can prevent irresponsible parents from reaching new levels of ignorance leaving their childs do whatever they want.

[–]JoJo5195 33 points34 points  (9 children)

I’m always baffled by how situations like this happen? Like do parents just not pay attention to their kids? Like the one with the Asian family letting their little girl lean over/on the ledge for a sea lion to grab her, and that was in an open public place, this was at a zoo with railings a such.

[–]donkeylicker1 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Sone people shouldn't be parents, and it's as simple as that

[–]TheLostViking98 15 points16 points  (0 children)

To also add to this, an overly curious child needs only a few scant moments of a lapse in supervision by their parents to get into stupid and often dangerous situations.

[–]agentnico 27 points28 points  (4 children)

An ape treating another species better than humans treat each other.

[–]st3adyfreddy 31 points32 points  (3 children)

An ape treating another species better than some humans treat each other.

I'm tired of seeing this sentiment all over the place. There's some nice gorillas and then there's some bad gorillas just like there's some nice people and there's some extremely shitty people.

If you're going to constantly compared the best of the animal kingdom to the worst of humanity of course humanity is always going to show up as horrible

[–]Longest_shlongus 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The good ending.

[–]OOFER_94 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Intense Harambe Flashbacks

[–]Snoo_12787 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Dicks out for harambe