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GorilaThere was a tragic turn of events at Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday when a four year old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure. The zoo authorities had to kill the gorilla (which was a rare species) to rescue the little boy. The boy was hospitalized immediately and is recovering from the shock and other injuries.

It was a sad situation where the emergency crews and Cincinnati police had to take immediate action as it was a threat to life situation. The accident is said to have happened around 4 in the evening on Saturday. The boy is believed to have crawled through the wired net and barrier which made him slip into the 12 feet depth into a moat which was surrounding the gorilla’s habitat. Luckily the boy did not suffer any serious injuries from the fall and he is admitted in Cincinnati Children’s Medical Centre Hospital which is right next to the zoo.

The mishap at Cincinnati ZooThe reports suggest that the gorilla was dragging around the child and throwing him violently. The gorilla was a 17 year old male which was of the western lowland species named Harambe. Along with the males, there were two other female gorillas too in the said enclosure. However it took almost ten minutes for the Dangerous Animal Response Team to assess the situation and deem it to be “life-threatening”. There was no other solution available as the little boy’s life was in danger and this was the first time in the history of Cincinnati Zoo where an animal had to be killed in order to rescue a human being.

There has been a huge and widely variant reaction to the incident. As some people expressed their unhappiness and outrage for killing the animal, some even criticized the boy s parents for their carelessness in looking after him. However no legal actions have been taken against the parents in spite of the enormous pubic demand. Social media and networking sites have been taken up the incident seriously and have managed to gain huge responses and reactions. The video footage is also being trended on the network. However the Zoo authorities all over the nation can actually view this case as a warning to take the necessary precaution and steps to ensure that this would not happen any time again.

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Hyperloop testing became success in Las VegasThe first major testing of the Hyperloop was conducted in Las Vegas by the start-up Hyper loop one and was a big success. It was carried out on Wednesday and is expected to be put into use by the end of 2016. The test was carried out on Hyperloop propulsion system, which is similar to the concept of a sled on an open air track. This was demonstrated in a desert towards the north of Las Vegas. It was found that it could travel through the track at around 100 miles/hour and the goal is to achieve an optimum of Hyperloop. This new system is considered to be extremely time and energy efficient and the efficiency is also expected to bring on a great economic and social change to the environment. It is believed that Hyperloop could transform the way we live.
Most of the common modes of travel consume a lot of energy and time there is also a lot of time that gets lost in transit or even waiting. Brogan Bam Brogan is the chief technology officer and is also the co-founder of Hyperloop One. He says that the new systems that they are developing aims at cutting out the time consuming elements such as getting to the airport , waiting for baggage lines, ticket counters and travelling. Hyperloop testing became success in Las VegasThey are planning to build Hyperloop stations inside city centers so as to make the transportation of the passengers extremely easy. They are also planning on developing autonomous and automated ticketing systems to give the passengers an elevated experience while they get effortlessly to their destinations. Bam Brogan also says about developing pods for the passengers, so that it would be extremely comfortable and would also help the passengers to keep their bags and luggage with them without worrying over baggage claims or luggage getting lost during the transit.

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