Michelle Gregg, the mother of the 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 28, has come under fire for not adequately keeping an eye on her child. Not from the authorities, but from people outraged that the zoo decided to shoot the 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe in order to save the child.
In a Facebook post she's since deleted, Gregg defended herself from criticism she received on social media.
Her post reads:
I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers today. What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one. 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. Thank you to everyone that helped me and my son today and most importantly God for being the awsome God that He is.