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A local zoo leader recently volunteered his thoughts on a recent incident in Cincinnati, Ohio that tragically saw the death of a gorilla in an attempt to save the life of a 4-year old child.


Ken Frye is the Director of the Scovill Zoo in Decatur and says the incident that day in Cincinnati was very tragic. He says that decision shoot the gorilla was likely difficult, but it ultimately was the right decision.



Frye recognizes that decision is difficult because of the status of the gorilla in the wild but he says their zoo along and countless others will always error on the side of the human life.



Frye indicates they have had incidents where their guests have been able to enter an area they are not supposed to be. He indicates they have taken measures to make their exhibits more secure in those circumstances. 

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