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2004-03-20 -Short Attention Span Theater-
King Kong Zoo Terror! Gorilla Ravages Tot in Rampage!
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Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2004-03-20 4:01:39 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [897 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 "It is very regrettable that the police did not subdue this gorilla instead of killing him."

It is very regrettable that THIS GUY did not try to subdue the gorilla instead of asking police officers to risk being wounded or killed by the gorilla or of having the gorilla brush them aside and kill some bystander.

Now what do you think is greatest: the strength of the gorilla or the stupidity and moral corruption of this guy?
Posted by JFM  2004-3-20 5:10:16 AM||   2004-3-20 5:10:16 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 mucky needs to put his stamp on this version...
Posted by .com 2004-3-20 5:15:06 AM||   2004-3-20 5:15:06 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 A gorrilla whent ape,and people are suprised.
Posted by Raptor  2004-3-20 6:08:07 AM||   2004-3-20 6:08:07 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 mucky had his say on this yesterday, he muttered something about a "Facsist Zoo Orginization",check the archives.
Posted by Jon Shep U.K 2004-3-20 7:06:04 AM||   2004-3-20 7:06:04 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 really, couldn't they have got a tranquilizer gun? Surely the Zoo is equiped for emergencies!!!

While I am sad for the victims, I am also sad the gorilla died, there aren't many left in the world.
Posted by Anon1 2004-3-20 8:28:45 AM||   2004-3-20 8:28:45 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 There was an incident in the UK about a year or so ago when a poor tiger thing,could have been a lepord or cheatah though got suck up a tree,bit of an ordeal for the poor creature so the keepers got a tranquilizer gun out and shot him,what they didn't realise that he was gonna roll out the tree after being shot and he fell to the ground and died from the fall.Sad story but there you go eh.Perhaps theres a Moral to the story or something.
Posted by Jon Shep U.K 2004-3-20 8:41:30 AM||   2004-3-20 8:41:30 AM|| Front Page Top

#7 "really, couldn't they have got a tranquilizer gun? Surely the Zoo is equiped for emergencies!!!"

The story mentioned that the zoo staff had a tranq gun but could not get a clear shot at the animal.
The police have similar devices (they are standard equipment in Texas) but patrol officers do not usually carry them around.
However, we might wonder why the zookeepers only had one such gun handy. Ordinary prudence would seem to call for a number of them to be stored at strategic points around the facility, where they could quickly be loaned to police or used to equip several different teams from the staff.

I'm pretty sure there will be a comprehensive investigation.
Texas has strict laws governing the handling of potentially dangerous animals and there will undoubtedly be some lawsuits as well.
The zoo will also have to take some strong measures to restore public confidence.

Many years ago, in 1976, vandals broke into the zoo in Clovis, New Mexico (just across the Texas line) and released a number of animals. These included some very dangerous species, such as a Bengal tiger and a couple of bears.
The animals wandered all over the downtown area before the mass escape was discovered, but a posse of zoo-keepers, game wardens and the local police managed to round them up before daylight with no injuries on either side.

The sole exception, believe or not, was the zoo's Tasmanian devil, which climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn and refused to come down. The foliage was too thick for a tranq shot from the ground and also blocked any approach from a ladder. Eventually a city crew trimmed away enough branches for a game warden to dart the critter from a fire department ladder.
Firemen were ready to catch it in a net, but it simply went to sleep still clinging to the branch. It was gingerly plucked from the tree and sent back to its cage to sleep it off.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2004-3-20 9:41:49 AM||   2004-3-20 9:41:49 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 BTW, I keep a dangerous animal around the house, Roswell the Atomic Poodle.

He is 13 years old and only weighs 8 pounds, but he fancies himself a mighty hunter and war-dog. He makes a regular practice of chasing ground squirrels and sometimes, even in advanced old age, he manages to catch them.

He eradicated one squirrel tribe that had the nerve to invade my property a couple of years ago, and still picks off the occasional scout from neighboring vermin communities, along with a careless mouse now and then.

He also serves as an effective early warning system for missionaries or scammers, putting up a ferocious din when these approach my door.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2004-3-20 9:53:23 AM||   2004-3-20 9:53:23 AM|| Front Page Top

#9 Is it just me, or was Fierce Creatures the most under-rated comedy of the past ten years?
Posted by Pete Stanley 2004-3-20 12:09:27 PM||   2004-3-20 12:09:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 The sick little twerps that were tormenting magnificent Jabari should be put into his cage and left to rot. What a pointless tragedy. There was nothing in the post yesterday indicating that Jabari had been aggressed against, but I knew it had to be something like that because Gorillas are generally peaceful creatures. They should be understood and respected, not tormented! I hope they catch and prosecute the bastards--the ones who are really responsible (and NO! I don't care how old they are). This story really bums me out.
Posted by ex-lib 2004-3-20 1:29:26 PM||   2004-3-20 1:29:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 The police have similar devices (they are standard equipment in Texas) but patrol officers do not usually carry them around.

Indeedy. At one less than notable time in my life I used to transport horsies from FL. to NC. I kept a major supply of Thoraziene in the cab, because insane horses make me real tense. I was just happy knowing it was there.

Posted by Shipman 2004-3-20 2:59:10 PM||   2004-3-20 2:59:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 Ex-lib, you're right.
I'm here at Gorilla Ground Zero and the word was that children had been allowed to taunt and abuse the gorillas with pea shooters and water guns on a regular basis.
Apparently, Jabari finally had enough!
(I didn't know anybody went to the zoo in Dallas--it's pretty crummy, but apparently it was packed yesterday after the incident. Go figure.)
Posted by Jen  2004-3-20 3:10:00 PM|| []  2004-3-20 3:10:00 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 this isa not funy. those kid should be prosecute. that all i have to say about that for now as i say my piece yesterday. im going to bed.
Posted by muck4doo 2004-3-20 3:23:05 PM||   2004-3-20 3:23:05 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 muck4doo: this isa not funy. those kid should be prosecute.

I agree with muck4doo on this. I suspect the gorilla was provoked. Going forward, what they need to do is mount cameras (hooked up to computer storage) that monitor what visitors do to the animals. If the animals are provoked and an incident occurs, the culprits should be booked on charges of animal cruelty. The cameras will also help the zoo to defend itself if any incidents occur.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2004-3-20 3:37:00 PM||   2004-3-20 3:37:00 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 News late today (Saturday) indicates someone may have left a door open; the 15 - 16 foot high walls should have kept him in - unless the perps dropped him a rope ladder! And does anyone have the link to the news video from a few months ago of the bear being tranq'd out of a tree? The police were worried the bear would be injured, so they put a trampoline under the tree. Yup - down, up, and back down (outside the trampoline) in a big way!
Posted by OldeForce 2004-3-21 1:15:21 AM||   2004-3-21 1:15:21 AM|| Front Page Top

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