- Mar 21, 2018
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Obey Zoo Rules and Stay Alive
Dealing with wild animals can be quite a difficult task because Animal scientists are still understudying them and their ability to accommodate interference with humans. Zoo keepers still have to deal with life threatening attacks from the animals in the zoo when something goes wrong. Earlier this month a tiger which was normally seen as docile pounced on a zoo keeper taking care of it and killed him. The Management of the zoo are yet to come to terms with the circumstances surrounding the attack as well as the loss.
According to Press statement; Wu had raised the tiger since it was a cub, and that it had been domesticated through long-term interaction with humans.
Officials described the tiger as “usually quite docile”.
Horrific footage taken by witnesses shows the cat standing over the lifeless trainer’s body inside the cage, with someone yelling: “Call the police!”
In another clip, blurred by Chinese media, the tiger appears to claw at the handler while other staff members frantically try driving the animal away from the man using a stick.
According to The Sun reports, the big cat pounced on the woman as she brought food to the animal — but her life was saved by onlookers who shouted and threw things at the beast.
Men even lifted a table and chairs from a nearby cafe, hurling them over the fence to distract the 15-year-old male called Taifun, or Typhoon.
The unnamed woman, from Kaliningrad, was badly mauled but was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive.
Dramatic pictures show the woman on her back on the ground with the tiger on top of her seemingly going for the kill.
Another boy narrowly escaped death when he fell into a Gorillas Space. According to NY Daily news, A 4-year-old boy was lucky to be alive Saturday after falling into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in a horrifying incident that ended with the 400-pound primate being shot dead.
The unidentified child crawled through a barrier and fell roughly 12 feet into the gorilla cage about 4 p.m., officials said.
A hulking 17-year-old male gorilla named Harambe grabbed the child and carried him into a moat. “It seemed very much by our professional team...to be a life-threatening situation,” Cincinnati Zoo President Thane Maynard said in an afternoon press conference.
The ape was dragging around the boy for about 10 minutes before the zoo's Dangerous Animal Response Team moved in and shot the endangered primate.
“It's a sad day all around," Maynard said. “They made a tough choice and they made the right choice. Because they saved that little boy's life. It could have been very bad.”
Maynard acknowledged that the gorilla wasn’t attacking the child but “all sorts of things could happen in a situation like that.”
The child was swiftly plucked out of the primate pen and rushed to an area hospital. He was initially reported to be in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Staff gained access to the victim, but there were no signs of life and he was declared dead by paramedics.
A video shot by a witness shows the gorilla standing over the boy in the enclosure’s moat as a woman is heard screaming, “Mommy’s right here,” and “Mommy loves you.” The gorilla is seen nudging the boy and lifting him up at one point. The clip, obtained by Fox affiliate WLWT, shows no aggressive behaviour by the gorilla.
But the station reported that it removed the most graphic portion of the video when the ape drags the boy through the water.
Witness Kim O’Connor said she overheard the child talking about entering the enclosure before he fell in. His mother was at the time tending to several other young children.
“The little boy himself had already been talking about wanting to...get in the water. The mother's like, 'No, you're not, no, you're not,'” O’Connor said. The incident marked the first time the zoo’s response team had killed an animal in a life-threatening emergency, Maynard said.
Maynard said the team decided against firing tranquilizer darts because it could take several minutes to incapacitate such a large “agitated” animal.
“The decision was not made lightly,” Maynard said. “Lowland gorillas are very endangered animals. There aren’t many in captivity. But it has the proper ending.”
Because of anticipated Eventualities like these cases above, Certain Rules and Strict instructions are given to visitors to make their visit to the zoo a positively memorable one and not a Dangerous encounter that will lead to death or life threatening injuries.
Obey rules To Go Return home in peace and not Pieces: When these rules are disobeyed you can end up in the custody of a wild animal. The next thing in their mind will be to maul the victim or injure the victim. Some tourists mock and taunt animals with different sounds and acts. This should not be done as it can build up provocation and hatred for humans.
To avoid running the race of life: Sometimes you may be left with no other option but to run. An ostrich for instance can get very troublesome so different zoos have rules that govern the areas of habitation in the zoo. Trust me one of the things you don’t want to experience is being chased by an ostrich.
To create good impression about Tourists When tourists are friendly to the animals by abiding by the zoo rules they stay out of danger and also make the animals get attracted to humans and also love them.
To stay alive: If staying alive is important to you, you must obey zoo rules. The little boy attacked by the Gorilla was close to being dead. The authorities had to choose between saving the child and preserving the Gorilla. They decided to shoot the Gorilla down. That was the only way to save the child. He was less than 4 years old. And the Gorilla was tossing him about like some toy. It is important to obey zoo rules.