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Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/02/01/zoo.death.ap/index.html

Nature at work..

I wonder why the parents or caretaker let the kid even cross the barrier.. Sad that the kid is dead, but his own stupidity caused it.. It's not like he was too young to understand that it was not right either!!13! geez..

Why this kind of thing makes headlines, I don't know..

Well, it's better reading then the Stuper Bowl..

Chris


Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Sorry but I am going to have to rack this up to a Darwin Award.


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User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

How is it even possible to get into an animal's exhibit?????

I'm sure there is more to the story. Perhaps the child had some mental problem? At least that would provide some explanation. Very sad.

A true horror if some "responsible" adult with a video camera was urging, "get closer and give it the mango."


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Quoting Jake056 (Reply 2):
Perhaps the child had some mental problem? At least that would provide some explanation.

If that's the case, then it raises more questions then it answered. Why was he allowed to get anywhere near the border of the exhibit????? Why wasn't there adequate supervision?!?!

But I guess unless more details are let out we'll never know..

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
Sorry but I am going to have to rack this up to a Darwin Award.

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Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Jake056 (Reply 2):
How is it even possible to get into an animal's exhibit?????

Once you see the zoos down that part of the world you'll see it wouldn't have been too difficult to get in. It's pleasing to see the cogs of the natural world/natural selection in action. That should be all the reason for the event happening that we need.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

how long until the zoo gets sued for a few billion dollars?


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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
It's not like he was too young to understand that it was not right either!!13! geez..

one less dumb f**k in the world then.



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3818 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Mammoths are extinct. Had they had a Mammoth on exhibit instead of an elephant, this wouldn't have happened. Since Mammoths are extinct, there wouldn't have been a Mammoth inside the Mammoth display, so the kid would be fine.

Here's a Mammoth for you:



Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 7):

what are u trying to say man?



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting Jake056 (Reply 2):
How is it even possible to get into an animal's exhibit?????

I'm sure there is more to the story. Perhaps the child had some mental problem? At least that would provide some explanation. Very sad.

The zoo was in Paraguay, and I suspect it didn't have the same sort of safety measures that you'd see at a similar facility in the (heavily regulated and lawsuit-happy) United States.

People don't think of elephants as intrinsically dangerous, the way they would think of lions or bears, for example.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineScott2187 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 5):
how long until the zoo gets sued for a few billion dollars?

i was actually thinking that as soon as i read the article.



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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
Nature at work..

Well, as long as no one is saying it deserves "Elephant of the Year" awards this time, or anything...

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

Quoting PROSA (Reply 9):
People don't think of elephants as intrinsically dangerous, the way they would think of lions or bears, for example.

those people need to watch animal planet then.... Wink


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
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People don't realise that an elephant's reproductive organs are in his feet, cos if he steps on you, you're f*cked...


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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 5):
how long until the zoo gets sued for a few billion dollars?

In Paraguay.... who knows?


User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting Flyboy36y (Reply 14):
In Paraguay.... who knows?

The zoo will just give them 10 ton of raw cocaine from the Markets of Ciudad del Este or Asuncion......


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