"...said Zoo Director Thayne Maynard “The Zoo family is going through a painful time, and we appreciate your understanding and know that you care about our animals and the people who care for them.”Hmmm, sounds familiar. Wait, where have I heard this sort of self-justifying bollocks before?
Alejandra Montalva, the zoo director, defended the actions of staff. “The alarms sounded and chemical control arrived [tranquiliser darts] and an independent shooter arrived. The shooter decided to save the life of the person and unfortunately we had to sacrifice two members of our family,” she said.Funny. My first instinct, on seeing 'a member of my family' struggling with an intruder wouldn't be to help the intruder.
I don't know what's more nauseating, the thought that, this being the States, the neglectful parents will probably hire some ambulance chaser to sue the zoo, or the fact that they clearly teach this PR crap to all zoo 'directors'.