The mom whose child fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 28 is finally speaking out. She stressed that ‘accidents happen,’ and she’s so thankful for everyone who helped rescue her child. Read her message now.
Michelle Gregg, the mother of the 4-year-old who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 28, is fighting back against her online critics. After people on social media blamed her for the terrible situation, the mom took to Facebook to clear the air. She said that people are being too “quick to judge” and revealed how her son is doing after the “scary” ordeal.
“I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers today,” she wrote in a Facebook post, that was later deleted. “What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one. For those of you that have seen the news or been on social media that was my son that fell in the gorilla exhibit at the zoo. God protected my child until the authorities were able to get to him. My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes… no broken bones or internal injuries.”
The gorilla, named Harambe, was later shot and killed. Many are furious over the gorilla’s death and believe the child’s parents should suffer consequences for what happened. Michelle insists she keeps a “tight watch” on her kids, but “accidents happen.”
“As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child and if anyone knows me I keep a tight watch on my kids,” she continued. “Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today. Thank you to everyone that helped me and my son today and most importantly God for being the awesome God that he is.”
While the child was in the exhibit, he was dragged around by the gorilla. However, in a new video that recently surfaced, it appears the gorilla may have been trying to protect the child. The gorilla and the boy even held hands at one point.
However, the zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team deemed the situation life-threatening and opted to kill the gorilla. Harambe was shot dead with a rifle, rather than just tranquilized. The internet was left outraged over the loss of an endangered animal.
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