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Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:54 am

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..

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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:05 am

Sorry but I am going to have to rack this up to a Darwin Award.
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:08 am

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."
 
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:27 am

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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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:26 pm

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.
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:43 pm

how long until the zoo gets sued for a few billion dollars?
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:29 pm

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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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:03 pm

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.

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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:09 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 7):

what are u trying to say man?
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:44 am

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.
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:09 am

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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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:37 am

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...

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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:55 am

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
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:08 am

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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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:47 pm

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

In Paraguay.... who knows?
 
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RE: Kid Gets Too Close To Elephant, Gets Killed..

Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:50 pm

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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