Man Who Was Saved By A Gorilla As A Boy Reacts To The Harambe Incident In Cincinatti

Many opinions have been circulating the internet about what happened recently in regards of the killing of a gorilla named Harambe. After a little boy fell into his space, zoo officials were forced to shoot the gorilla in order to save the boy from any further harm.

Many people are blaming Harambe’s unnecessary death on the kid’s parents.

Levan Merritt knows the feeling all too well. Back in 1986, he had fallen into a gorilla’s enclosure at a Jersey Zoo. However, in his case, the gorilla Jambo protected him until services could attend to him.

Jumbo protects man

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“I know what it’s like to come face to face with an enormous gorilla – absolutely terrifying.

“But my experience taught me they are also incredibly caring.

“Watching the American video brought it all back. I felt for the boy but also felt for the gorilla. Did they have to kill it? Well, he wouldn’t have known his own strength compared to a child, having lived in captivity and never touched a human infant.

“And he does grab the boy and drags him into the water at a terrifying speed. The four-year-old is tiny and could easily have been injured. So they made the correct decision to save the boy’s life.

“In my case, Jambo made sure nothing bad could happen.”

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