It's unfortunate that this gorilla had to be shot due to the fact that its' enclosure hadn't been made impenetrable to children. Furthermore, his family should have been watching him more closely.I don't believe that Harambee the gorilla wanted to hurt the child, but I believe that the child could have been killed out of fear or panic by the gorilla. Many years ago at the Lincoln Park Zoo, a child fell into a gorilla's enclosure with the same size as Harambe and the gorilla actually carried him to safety. However, the circumstances were different this time, and I feel that the Zoo's authority had little choice but to shoot Harambe.
Richard Dawkins the famous biologist who is considered to have a great scientific mind on the planet, made the proposal that the greater apes be classified as humans. My point is I don't feel that the higher primates such as:gorillas,chimpanzees,bonobos,and orangutan should be kept in Zoo's nor should they be used in any type of medical experiments. I don't feel I'm being a fanatical about it I'm simply just being sensible.