Domestic violence at Melbourne Zoo

Australia is in the grip of a domestic violence epidemic. I won’t go into the causes of it since there are many, but let’s say that most of it is due to drugs, alcohol and failed relationships.

A tragic state of affairs which I hope will be improved in years to come.

To make matters worse, last Friday a male gorilla at Melbourne Zoo attacked a female gorilla who subsequently died the next day.

Otana, who is a Silverback gorilla (whatever that is) behaved like an absolute animal!

Silverbacks are known for asserting themselves in a normal manner, the zookeepers inform us, but this time Otana went too far. He overdid the aggressive asserting and poor Julia copped a bashing.

Now that is sad indeed, but I have to confess that I chuckled when it was announced that the primate keepers have been offered counselling to help them through this difficult time.

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2 thoughts on “Domestic violence at Melbourne Zoo

    • I remember when i was an 8yo in primaryschool and one of our mate’s big brothers failed to survive a tonsil operation We all had stories of lots of blood and we trooped round after school to watch the coffin leave the house (as happened in those days), and the mother was crying and we all thought “fancy that”. Then we went home and got on with footy in the vacant block. Counselling my _____.!!!

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