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POLL: Mother Of Boy Who Fell Into Gorilla Exhibit Defends Her Parenting — But Is She To Blame For Harambe's Death?

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We can't stop thinking about this story!

As you've probably heard by now, a gorilla named Harambe was killed on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy fell into his exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.

While animal experts have already stated that the zoo had no other choice since the child was in immediate danger, the mother at the center of the controversy is now sharing her side of the story!

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Michelle Greggs has taken a lot of the blame for Harambe's tragic murder, but she decided to stick up for herself on Facebook over the weekend, saying:

"I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers today. 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 him. My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes…no broken bones or internal injuries. 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. 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 awsome [sic] God that He is."

That doesn't make any sense. We get that it was a mistake, but she definitely WASN'T watching her kid when this happened!

Also, not even a single word honoring the animal that lost its life. No wonder she deleted the post; the comments must have been brutal!

Do U think the #HarambeMom deserves to be vilified??

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Animal Experts Jack Hanna & Jeff Corwin Weigh In On Cincinnati Zoo's Decision To Shoot Rare Gorilla To Save A Child

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We still can't believe this all really happened.

As you may have seen, officials at the Cincinnati Zoo were forced to kill a rare, 17-year-old silverback gorilla on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy fell into its habitat.

Harambe was unfortunately shot and killed in order to protect the boy, and may animal lovers are blaming the zoo for not first trying to use tranquilizer darts.

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However, many animal experts are actually coming forward to defend the Ohio facility for saving the child's life, including celebrity zoologists Jack Hanna and Jeff Corwin!

Jack issued a statement to CBS News shortly after the incident, saying:

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Rare Gorilla Shot And Killed By Zookeepers To Protect Four-Year-Old Boy That Climbed Into His Enclosure

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This is awful.

Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo were forced to shoot and kill a rare 400-pound western lowland gorilla after a four-year-old boy climbed through a railing and fell into a moat in the animal's enclosure on Saturday.

The gorilla — named Harambe — wasn't directly attacking the child, but officials still felt that for the child's safety, it was the most important thing to take out the gorilla to save the little boy.

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Harambe, who had turned seventeen years old on Friday, was dragging the boy around the enclosure, and officials believe that even though he wasn't attacking the child — and the gorilla encountered the kid through no fault of its own, of course — something bad could have happened.

Thayne Maynard, the zoo's director, told reporters that they interpreted Harambe's movements as threatening, saying:

"It's a sad day all around. They made a tough choice and they made the right choice, because they saved that little boy's life. It could have been very bad … all sorts of things could happen."

Social media users from all over snapped video of the incident, including some — that do not show the fatal shot being fired — below:

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Inspectors Find Sick, Filthy, & Frozen Alive Animals At Petco & PetSmart Supplier Ranch! Read The Unsettling Report!

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OUTRAGEOUS!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered a disturbing scene at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied animals to Petco and PetSmart.

According to AP, federal inspectors visited the Holmes Chinchilla Ranch in January, though their findings are just now being released to the public.

They apparently found several dead animals on the premises — which shelters thousands of small animals like hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, and more.

Related: Justin Bieber Feeds White Lion Cub Weeks After Tiger Controversy!

Officials spent several days at the ranch, and found dozens of animals in desperate need of treatment for hair loss and eye abnormalities.

The inspectors also found

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Sia Stopped By The Survivor Finale To Donate A Surprise $100,000 To Her Favorite Contestant — But Who Won The Million??

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*** WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Ahead ***

After 32 seasons you'd think Survivor would be out of ways to surprise us

Survivor: Kaôh Rōng crowned itself a winner on Wednesday night, and while the wrong person won the $1 Million prize, it was the $100,000 check afterwards that actually has people talking.

That's because after Aubry Bracco was robbed of the title thanks to a jury who found

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Baby Bison Had To Be Put Down After Yellowstone Tourists Put It In Their Car To Keep It Warm

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What a needlessly tragic loss of life…

A baby bison in Yellowstone National Park is now dead after some "good Samaritans" unknowingly isolated the calf from its herd last week.

Apparently, a father and son were visiting a stretch of park in Idaho when they noticed a newborn bison lying on the road.

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In an effort to "save" the calf, the tourists proceeded to carry the animal to their SUV to "keep it warm," but unfortunately, authorities then had no way of locating the rest of his family.

Yellowstone public affairs specialist Charissa Reid spoke to People on Tuesday about their difficult decision to euthanize the little guy after some life-saving attempts, saying:

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PETA Files An Official Complaint Against Justin Bieber's Dad For The Controversial Tiger Display At His Engagement Party!

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PETA is NOT happy with Justin Bieber's dad Jeremy!

On Thursday, it was revealed that the animal rights organization submitted an official complaint to the Toronto Animal Services' Enforcement/Mobile Response unit in regards to a potentially unlawful exhibition of several exotic animals at a party thrown for the Sorry singer's father. Yikes!

Apparently, a tiger, lion or tiger cub, lemur, and camel were all present at the controversial bash. Eek!

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According to the group's complaint, the city's law prohibits the possession of these kinds of animals — which means Mr. Bieber could be slapped with a fine up to $5,000. Well, that's not SO bad!

Brittany Peet, the organization's Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, shared:

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