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Gorilla mum insists she did nothing wrong

“Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today.”
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The mother of the little boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure in America, before the animal was shot dead, has spoken out online.

Michelle Gregg broke her silence on Sunday to say people who demanded she be charged with child endangerment were too quick to judge.

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“I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers today. What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one,” she wrote on Facebook.

“For those of you that have seen the news or been on social media that was my son that fell in the gorilla exhibit at the zoo.”

“God protected my child until the authorities were able to get to him.”

“My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes … no broken bones or internal injuries.”

“As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child and if anyone knows me I keep a tight watch on my kids.”

“Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today.”

Harambe, an endangered silverback gorilla, was killed after he dragged the four-year-old for 10 minutes at Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio.

People took to social media, slamming the zoo chiefs who killed the gorilla and #JusticeForHarambe also began trending on Twitter.

There is also a petition on Change.org that currently has more than 210, 400 signatures, calling for the parents to be held accountable for Harambe’s death.

“We the undersigned want the parents to be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life,” the petition reads.

“We the undersigned feel the child’s safety is paramount in this situation. We believe that this negligence may be reflective of the child’s home situation.”

Cincinnati police said the boy’s parents had not been charged however, charges could be sought by the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney.

It’s still unclear whether the zoo will face charges.

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