Jane Goodall has weighed in on the Cincinnati Zoo shooting of Harambe the gorilla. Jane Goodall is considered perhaps the world's premiere expert on primates. After the incident last month where a 17-year-old gorilla was shot in order to rescue a 3-year-old boy who had fallen into his enclosure, the world looked to Goodall for her opinion. At the time, Goodall withheld issuing a formal statement. She has now publicly shared her thoughts on the Zoo's actions and explained why she waited this long to issue a statement.
Jane Goodall on Harambe the Gorilla
Jane Goodall on Sunday publicly shared her first extensive thoughts on the shooting death of Harambe the gorilla, saying the Cincinnati Zoo had no choice but to kill the massive animal to save a child’s life. Goodall, one of the world’s foremost experts on primates, issued a lengthy explanation through the Jane Goodall Institute, finally addressing several “complex questions” she received after last month’s tragedy sparked national outrage. Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla, was shot dead afte