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Date: 09/17/12 10:00 AM

22 Responses to 18 Month Old Baby Plays With Gorillas

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 17, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Link: 18 Month Old Baby Plays With Gorillas - Is it inspirational and beautiful or simply bad parenting to allow your 18 month old play with gorillas?
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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:06 am
    awww...until the gorilla rips his face off.
    Than it`s awww... & cool!
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:23 am
    I want to see the part where the ape rips the kid apart.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:53 am
    That zoo has had an extraordinary number of fatalities among keepers and visitors. But none by gorillas.
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:58 am
    it`s nice to see an organization who places a kid in danger just to bring in some money.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:08 am
    This was 20 years ago when health and safety were pretty much unknown.
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    lazthehun Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:24 am
    I think it`s awesome. That kid didn`t grow up to be a wuss, like most people these days. Letting this kid play with the gorillas is no worse than letting your kids play with dogs. No difference. The only difference is your prejudice: dogs=good, not dogs=bad.
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:25 am
    just because the human race is now..inhuman, savage and without any limits, it doesn`t mean beasts are such beasts. i would be scared to let my child play with gorillas while watching, but i would be a lot more scared to leave it with another human being i dont know
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:26 am
    stagefreak

    To be fair Aspinall (who was an `eccentric`) financed the zoo from his gambling operations and was convinced that keepers and animals needed a close bond. As a result there were a lot of incidents but he always maintained that it was a high-risk job and that staff accepted that. No more high-risk than, say, trawlerman.

    But the gorillas were not life-threatening here. Unlike the tigers, the elephants and one mean bastard of a chimp.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:35 am
    This was 20 years ago when people weren`t freaking out about every little thing!
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Lazthehun, a gorilla is way more powerful than any dog. Also, there are animals that can be domesticated, such as dogs, and their are animals that can be trained, but never domesticated. Which means there is a lot more inherent risk when playing with a gorilla, than with a dog.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:46 am
    apparently the gorilla has not been exposed to luggage by American Tourister
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:48 am
    @ lazthehun
    you are a sick SOB.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:49 am
    apparently the gorilla has not been exposed to luggage by American Tourister
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    September 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Personally, I wouldn`t let a kid play with gorillas unless they grew up together. But there is probably a big difference between gorillas maintained in a low stress environment with a lot of physical and mental stimulation and gorillas kept in a tight cage by an irresponsible private owner.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    As sweet as this video was, I still would not let my child play with a gorilla..
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Silly.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    September 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    Letting this kid play with the gorillas is no worse than letting your kids play with dogs. No difference.
    Except for that whole "domestication" thing.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    If you actually knew about gorillas, and didn`t fall to stupid misconceptions, you would know that this is not bad parenting, but awesome parenting.

    I would dare say, that gorillas are more emotionally intelligent and more caring and loving than any human on earth.

    Watch these:
    Koko the gorilla and her fallen kitten.
    Michael the gorilla recalls the moment of his mothers death.

    Those gorillas have been taught to communicate with humans through basic sign language. The video of Michael telling the story of his mother`s death, is something I wish everybody could see.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    Even if that gorilla was stressed, I do not believe it would ever hurt a child, because they have the ability to understand it is a child, and not a full grown human. Especially if it`s a female.
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    adamslily Female 13-17
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    looks like fantastic parenting to me.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm
    just make sure there isn`t an alpha male, all well fed, not in heat, their young offspring isn`t around, and there is a dart gun on hand.

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