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What would happen If someone jumped into the gorilla holding pen to save the child?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17719points) May 31st, 2016

Would he/she have to fight the sixteen year old gorilla ? Would you have the guts to do so?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

I’ve thought of this myself. Some Joe Blow jumping into the pen to “save” the kid by threatening the gorilla (what a joke) would be dead in about 2 seconds. The child might end up right behind him.

I did wonder that if I, as a mom, also went into the enclosure to rescue my baby, could I approach slowly and submissively and indicate I want the baby? I am a female primate, after all. And gorillas are pretty smart.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

No more gorilla questions are allowed.~ I tease.

Cruiser's avatar

You would be torn to pieces in seconds if you tried something that toopid.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Cruiser What about if you are a peak human? Like the wrestler undertaker in his primer? How would a gorilla stand off against a pro fighter?

anniereborn's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 No human is a match for a Gorilla like that.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@anniereborn I asked again in general. I’m hoping for a professional answer.

Cruiser's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 The gorilla would Rag doll the MMA wrestler like the Hulk does there.

Dutchess_III's avatar

That’s the answer. No wrestler is any match for a gorilla, just like no two year old is any match for an adult.
They’d have a better chance with a grizzly bear.

Zaku's avatar

Don’t fight or challenge the gorilla, but you might be able to do something to get the gorilla away from the child, so that no one feels the need to shoot the gorilla, and the child (and you) can be removed.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Zaku What if pepper spray or tazer was deployed? Or if we mob rushed the gorilla? He would still be alive today.

kritiper's avatar

Keep the gorilla busy while the child is rescued? I am reminded of a movie quote.
In the movie “Kelly’s Heros,” Oddball is asked if he can keep a Tiger tank busy for a while. “The only way I can keep a Tiger busy is to let him shoot holes in me.” (Maybe not an exact quote, but you get the idea…)

Darth_Algar's avatar

The Undertaker couldn’t take the gorilla, but probably Mil Mascaras or El Santo could.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Is there a case of another human attempting to rescue a child from a gorilla attack (at a zoo) without shooting the gorilla?

jca's avatar

There was a child who fell into the gorilla enclosure at some zoo around 1996 I think it was. The child lay still and then they distracted the gorilla and got the child out, and they somehow put the gorilla into his enclosure.

Zaku's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 LOL! Well that has me imagining a pretty hilarious yet atrocious action comedy scene. One guy with gorilla relations experience climbs down, but he inspires a mob of people to try to save the child by rushing the gorilla! One of them announces they have pepper spray, and another says he has a tazer. They pile over the fence and fall in and get stuck and so on, and challenge and try to charge the gorilla, who rips them to shreds…

trolltoll's avatar

Did you guys know that there are only about 700 mountain gorillas in the world?

In a few more years this question will be relegated to the realm of the solely hypothetical because there won’t be any more gorillas at all.

ucme's avatar

“I’m the king of the swingers yeah, a jungle vip”
“I’ve reached the top & gots to stop & that’s what’s botherin me”

Might get you squished, but if you get the dance moves right…“man, i’m gone”

Cruiser's avatar

@jca that was 1996 here at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. It was a female gorilla that picked up the child and protected him from the other gorillas until the zookeepers were able to retrieve the child.

anniereborn's avatar

@Cruiser Those are actually not the same incident.The one that JCA is talking about happened in 1986 at a British Zoo
Here is the one from Brookfield Zoo.

ucme's avatar

That incident in 86 wasn’t exactly in a British zoo, it happened in Jersey (Channel Islands) a crown dependency of the United Kingdom, just to be slightly pedantic

Dutchess_III's avatar

Astonishing @anniereborn. Oh, I wish they could have seen into the future in the situation on Saturday. But there is just no way they could take a “let’s wait and see” attitude. They just couldn’t.

So very sad.

Cruiser's avatar

@Dutchess_III I agree with you there. We can’t second guess all the experts involved who are unanimous in the need to have dispatched the gorilla in order to save the boys life.

anniereborn's avatar

I love how people say “dispatched” instead of killed.

Cruiser's avatar

@anniereborn Dispatch is to kill.

Simple Definition of dispatch
: to send (someone or something) quickly to a particular place for a particular purpose
: to defeat (a person or team) in a game, contest, etc.
: to kill (a person or animal) quickly

In a matter of life or death, as in this case….the quickly part is IMO the important part.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Yes, it’s a neat little euphemism to make the act sound a little less unpleasant.

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