Yet another child falling into an animal enclosure at a zoo, yet another animal that paid the price. This time it was a gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo; the child is thankfully okay, the gorilla, tragically, is not. Thinking of the keepers at Cincinnati in what I know is a very difficult time for them.
Disasters like this are completely preventable. Parents, grandparents, chaperones, please keep track of your children at the zoo. Don't let them wander off, and pay attention to what they are telling you. Also - DO NOT put children over railings. Fences meant to separate you from animals are not there as a suggestion, they are meant to be respected. Spare the keepers the heartache of having to sacrifice an animal they love to save your child. Spare yourself the potential heartache of losing a child.