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Do Gorillas really pose a threat to people?

The Zoo authorities faced a public backlash over the killing of the gorilla,named Harambe, which focuses on whether it was necessary to kill the ape or could the incident be avoided.


Do Gorillas really pose a threat to people?

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In wake of the recent incident, where a gorilla was shot dead by zoo authorities for saving a young child, there is a question in everyone's mind about how dangerous gorillas really are.

The Zoo authorities faced a public backlash over the killing of the gorilla,named Harambe, which focuses on whether it was necessary to kill the ape or could the incident be avoided.

This gives birth to a very important point regarding measures that should be taken to handle gorilla's.

Experts suggest that gorilla's can act differently in various circumstances and can be very brutal and dangerous at times, so they need careful handling and they should be carefully dealt with.

According to wildlife experts, it is difficult to figure out how dangerous a gorilla could turn out to be, but as per expert advice, it is better to stay away from these apes as there have been numerous cases where gorillas have attacked, which has sometime proved fatal.

Many argued that non-lethal methods like tranquilisers should have been used instead of killing the gorilla. To this, the zoo authorities defended their action and said that it would have put the child at further risk.

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