Police in the US state of Ohio are going to look into the shooting of a 17-year-old gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo. They will investigate the facts around the killing of Harambe the gorilla after a four-year-old boy fell into the ape's enclosure on Saturday. Video footage showed the gorilla dragging the boy through shallow water in his cage for up to ten minutes. Some people who were at the zoo said they were worried about the little boy's safety. Other people said the gorilla was trying to protect the child and that the animal was becoming upset by the noise from the crowds of people looking at the event. Zookeepers made a decision to shoot the gorilla because they feared for the boy's life.
Animal rights groups are very angry that the gorilla was shot and killed. They say zookeepers should have used a tranquilizer gun on the animal to put it to sleep. Zookeepers say it would have taken too long for the 200kg gorilla to be sedated. They say this would have been too dangerous. There is now an online petition that 300,000 people have signed to hold the boy's mother and the zoo accountable for Harambe's death. Many people say the mother should have looked after her son better to stop him from falling into the gorilla's area. The mother said no parent in the world can watch their children every second. She said: "As a society, we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off their child."
辛辛那提动物园17岁大猩猩被迫遭射杀，俄亥俄州警方对此进行调查。警方将围绕与射杀哈拉比有关案情进行调查，一名4岁男孩于上周六掉入黑猩猩饲养区 。据监控录像显示，猩猩在浅水区对男孩进行拖拽，时间长达10分钟 。许多在场市民称他们担心小男孩安危 。还有人称猩猩是在保护他，它是被现场噪声吵得躁动不安 。因担忧男孩安全，工作人员被迫将猩猩射杀 。
动物权益组织对射杀一事表示愤慨。称工作人员应使用镇定剂 。但要让200公斤重的猩猩镇定下来需要时间 。称这样做就将太过危险 。30万民众在网上签署请愿书，要求男孩母亲和工作人员承担责任 。许多人称母亲应该看好孩子，阻止他进入饲养区 。但她称没有人能无时无刻看住孩子 。她认为：“作为社会人士，我们都知道孩子无人看管是个什么状态 。”
1.stop from 阻止
例句：The heavy rain stopped us from arriving there on time.
2.accountable for 对…应付责任
例句：Public officials can finally be held accountable for their actions.
3.fall into 落入
例句：The boy fell into water and had to be pulled out at once.
4.try to 设法
例句：Try to mend this hole in my shirt.
1) How old was Harambe the gorilla?
2) How old was the little boy who fell into the gorilla's enclosure?
3) For how long did the gorilla drag the boy through the water?
a) a few seconds
b) 10 minutes
c) 10 seconds
d) a minute
4) Where did the noise that upset the gorilla come from?
a) a loud speaker
c) other animals
d) crowds of people
5) Who made the decision to shoot Harambe?
b) the zoo's CEO
c) a police officer
d) animal rights groups
6) Who said the zookeepers should have used a tranquilizer gun?
a) a gun company CEO
b) the public
c) the police
d) animal rights groups
7) How much did Harambe weigh?
8) What did 300,000 people sign?
a) a cheque
b) a statement
c) a book
d) a petition
9) What did many people say the mother should have done better?
a) stop the gorilla from getting shot
b) posted messages on Facebook
c) looked after her son
d) tried to save her son
10) Who did the mother say judged parents quickly?
d) zoo visitors