|Parents of the 4 year old boy who went into the Harambe gorillas's pit.|
The zoo said it had taken this action against the 400lb (180kg) gorilla as the situation was "life-threatening".
Twitter user StrayanRepublic, wrote: "#HARAMBE wasn't dragging him to kill him... he was protecting the child from the threat of screaming tourists. @Xoxjlove @CincinnatiZoo."
Kenz, another user, posted this message: "#JusticeForHarambe its so sad that an endangered animal had to be put down because of careless parenting."
Meanwhile, Andrue wrote: "Why don't zoos have instant acting tranquilizer? First those 2 lions now Harambe #JusticeForHarambe."
He was referring to last week's incident when two lions were shot dead in a zoo in Chile after a man entered their pen in an apparent suicide attempt.
More than 60,000 people have also signed a special petition, calling for the boy's parents to "be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life".
It's a sad situation,and we all feel bad that the gorilla had to be killed,but we cannot say because the parents had let the boy wonder into the pit,he should be left to be killed or risk him being killed by the gorilla.What i agree with is why there has not been a form of tranquilizer that can instantly render these animals powerless or paralyzed temporarily.Cos you can bet your bottom dollar that this is not the last time that something like this will happen.Until they find something like this,many animals will be unnecessarily killed and the world robbed of their presence.